There were no major changes in patterns from last week. In fact, almost all the locations and figures remained the same. There were some really good days and there were some slower days and daily weather trends were always the driving force.
For the week, we had 21 walleyes over 27 in., including 2 – 28s, and 1 – 29. Overall volume remained good with an average of more than 30 walleyes over 18 in. per guide sheet per day. The highest daily total was 62.
Deep water rock was more productive than deep sand this past week and most of the big ones were found deeper than 25 ft. There were some pulses of walleyes shallow, but nothing strong enough or sustained to bring the bigger fish up. Jigs in 1/8 to ¼ tipped with minnows were the go to bait.
A few guide boats spent some time casting for bass and for pike this week with mixed results for pike and with modest returns for bass. For the week we had 1 – 37, 1 – 38, and 2 – 40s on spoons, spinnerbaits, and Husky jerks. Bass were caught off wind blown main lake rock shorelines with X-raps and husky Jerks. For the week we had 5 – 17s, 5 – 18s, and 1 – 19.
Missy, Brooke, and Blake are packing today and leave tomorrow to head back to Iowa. Brooke is 5 and is starting Kindergarden next week. “Time Flies.”