Spent last week with family at Bowen's Lodge and, although the weather wasn't the best, the fishing was outstanding. Even though the water temp had dropped into the 65 degree range, the fish were still snapping. We caught limits of eyes for 8 people and also caught some pig gills and crappies. Without getting too spot specific (I have a tourney there this coming weekend), I can say that just about every walleye catching method known to man worked well. Also, and this seemed very odd for mid-July, 99% of the big gills we caught were still CHOCK FULL OF SPAWN!! No one at the resort could believe it, but I guess it just hasn't been warm enough for them to do their thing. What an odd year it's been up here. Had to wear winter hats and gloves on a few outings last week, and it's the middle of July! Will try to post pics tomorrow from another computer, having trouble downloading with mine.
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954