August 29, 2014

September 1st, 2014 by

Alan Thompson 29Well, I talked a lot about fall last week, but this week it truly arrived. We experienced some unsettled weather with fast changes in temps and conditions. There was a little rain, some wind, and some cooler temps…. Yep, fall.

The walleye were scattered, and definitely seemed to be moving. Over the course of the week we found bites in shallow water and deep, on rock structure, on sand, and on transitions. But guide reports had our biggest fish coming consistently deeper, in 30-40’. The fish steadied into a mid-depth sand bite with a sudden change to stable weather at the end of the week. With the stable weather there were multiple boats returning to the dock with reports of 60-80 walleye over 18’’ for the day, with the highest daily total at 100 over 18”. For the week overall, we caught and released 23 walleyes over 27 inches, including 6 over 28 inches, and one 29.

This week our anglers chose to spend almost zero time pike fishing, but a few big fish were caught anyway! One of each at 38, 39, and 40 inches.

I’ve always liked the change of seasons out on Lac Seul. Whether it’s spring to “transition” or summer to fall, the change means walleyes will be settling in to new patterns. And for me as a guide, searching, experimenting, and finding the next bite is what makes fishing great.

Until next week and the next bite,

Brett McCallum