The Dog Days Of Summer
Wow, time flies. It's hard to believe its been over a month since my last update. Since then there's been a lot of days spent on the lake and a lot of fish in the boat. All that translates to many happy guests at Moosehorn Lodge.
Overall fishing has been good this summer, with high numbers of walleye hitting the net. This time of year, walleye are scattered on main lake basin structure like humps, reefs, flats and islands with deep water access. 100-plus fish days are the norm. Jigging Lindy Jigs tipped with minnows is all it takes to catch fish.
Here's a typical Lac Seul over-slot summertime walleye.
Corey from Wisconsin with another nice 'eye.
Here's a walleye with a big appetite - That's a 10" muskie bait in its mouth!
Speaking of muskie - these big predators have also been making regular appearances in the Beckman net.
Here's Kevin from Thunder Bay with his first muskie ever, caught on a top-water bait.
This feisty muskie crushed a topwater bait at the side of the boat. Always a thrill!
Bruce, from Minnesota, got this nice muskie on the first spot of the morning. Everyone in the boat got to see it eat a spinnerbait about 30-feet out.
Lac Seul muskie love topwater baits... here's another boat side topwater fish caught on a Psycho Sister.
Here's a beautiful muskie I caught trolling recently. It hammered a Legend Perch bait 25-feet behind the boat.
Check out those teeth on the release shot!
I had a great time with Rocco and Amy from Illinois. Check out these awesome pike they caught last week. It was Amy's first fishing trip to Canada but that didn't stop her from catching the big fish of the trip. Great pike Amy!
I'm happy to announce a partnership with 50 Inch Apparel. Check them out online at www.fiftyinchcrew.com They make some awesome muskie themed clothing.
In other news, I'm happy to share this photo from a project I called 'pimp my ride'. My boat got a serious upgrade thanks to Humminbird and Minn Kota.
That's an 80-lb Minn Kota Terrova complete with iPilot and a Humminbird 788 ci HD combo. Fish beware!
Stay tuned for more muskie and walleye fishing as we get closer to fall. I know August will go by as fast as July did.
Ben Beattie is a fishing guide and outdoor writer living in Sioux Lookout, in northwestern Ontario.