We were iced out fairly early this year - around the end of the first week of November. Even though the late season was cut a bit short it was still a great fall on Lac Seul.
The biggest news from the fall was undoubtedly the arrival of my Lund Pro-Staff boat. Total game changer for me to move from a tiller to a full windshield 20-foot boat with a 200hp Mercury. The comfort, the extended range and the overall fishability of the Lund 2025 Impact XS made for a memorable fall.
Huge thanks to Lund Boats and Mascotto's Marine here in Sioux Lookout for this incredible opportunity.
The fall muskie bite had its predictable highs and lows. We really capitalized on our chances and put some great fish in the boat. Trolling, jigging, suckers and casting all had their time.
The average size was generous this fall.... at one point I had a run of 6 consecutive fish in the boat that went 50+
Here's a product that I don't know how I went so long without having. The Brotherhood Baits rod leashes are so well thought out and easy to run. The piece of mind is worth every penny! Search for them on Facebook and send Tony a message to order a pair.
Now that the season is over, I'm busy booking trips for 2020.
As always, walleye trips begin the 3rd Saturday in May and run until June 30th. From July 1st on - it's muskie time!
Give me a shout if you're interested in a Lac Seul walleye or musky trip for the upcoming season. A lot of dates are already gone.... like the entire month of August... so don't delay getting something on the calendar.
Ben Beattie is a fishing guide and outdoor writer living in Sioux Lookout, in northwestern Ontario.