Hello again from the North!!
Sorry for the delayed fishing report this week, the Internet has been down for a few days. But we are back up and running, and with only one more group left to arrive at camp for the year, this will be the final fishing report of the season.
Once again, this report starts out with a familiar summary: we had an excellent week of fishing here at SWWL. The weather continued to be great, with a nice mix of sun and cloud, milder temps (much nicer than some Septembers), and even the stormy days turned out to be nice and fishable once the weather passed.
The big story this week was the Pike fishing. It has been absolutely awesome. Most of the guided days on the water were dedicated toward chasing big pike around, and our guests caught both excellent numbers and great size. For the week we had 24 pike over 37 inches, with 12 over 40, including 3 X41s, a 42, 3X43, and the largest pike of the year, a 45.5! It was an exceptional week of Pike fishing to say the least. The guides were covering lots of water, and fish were found where they should be: shallow, targetable water with nearby weeds (or the remains of old weed-beds) and deep-water access. All of the pike came casting simple presentations such as large spoons and in-line spinners.
For the few boats that were walleye fishing this week, it was still good! Guides managed to fill up their sheets, averaging 30-40 fish over 18 inches per day. The highest daily total was 72 fish over 18. For the week we saw 12 fish over 27 inches, with 2 28s and 1 29. For those groups yet to arrive (Larson), things are still looking good out there!
On a personal note, I feel like this has been one of the best years I have had yet working at Silver Water Wheel. It just seemed to have it all: Great guests, a killer staff, amazing fishing, awesome weather, and lots and lots of fun. So thank you to all those who made it a great one, and especially to all of our valued guests. Let’s do it again next year!
Wishing you all a great year ahead, and looking forward to seeing you next season.
Senior Guide, SWWL.