Its taken a while, but summer weather is finally here. After an unusually cool and wet June and beginning of July we've finally had some warm weather. The lake surface temperatures are finally sustaining around the 70 degree mark. It has scattered the walleye a bit, with big fish heading shallower than they were a few weeks ago. The good news is that the warmer water has turned the muskies on. Overall fishing has been great for walleye. As always muskie fishing is a lot more work, but the rewards make it worth it.
It's always a treat to watch guys get their first muskie. Paul and Jeff both scored nice fish for their firsts - and both on the figure-8 no less! Two more muskie addicts are born.
Even the guide gets lucky once in a while - this clean fish smoked my PDEEZ LSG Missile bucktail over a cabbage bed in the middle of the afternoon.
On the walleye front it was all about beginners luck for these big fish - here's a couple guys who scored big walleye on their first trip to Lac Seul.
This 30-incher is the biggest walleye to grace my boat in a few years. Jeff Frantz caught it on the first day of his trip.
And here's another thick walleye - a 28 inch fish caught by Clare Fredstrom.
The dog-days of summer are here now. It's time to grind out some more big walleye from main lake basin structure and get after the monster muskies that live in Lac Seul.
Until next time, good fishing to all.
Ben Beattie is a fishing guide and outdoor writer living in Sioux Lookout, in northwestern Ontario.