Cold and windy weather made the conditions less than ideal this past week, but it is hard to complain about the weather when you see what the folks on the coast were dealt.  While the Pike River dam had stopped running during a drier than normal August, a good rain early this past week got it running again.

It was a week of mixed reports, with guests like the Rolfsons getting their share of walleyes for the skillet for their nightly walleye dinners.   Similarly, Justin Peterson and a couple of buddies made the most of their one day on the water, catching plenty for an excellent fish fry.  In addition to the eaters, Jeff Robeck caught a 28″ walleye and a 34″ northern as well.  Among the walleyes the Driscoll crew caught, Ben Turschak caught a 20″ smallie.  Bait of choice on the walleyes remains split between crawlers and minnows.  The Lake Vermilion water temp has slipped below 60 degrees, registering 58 degrees Sunday.

September 2018

Fishing, families and fun.

September 2018

The muskies have continued to be seen, but not many caught.  Ben Presnail caught a 46″ and shared this nice photo of a 52″ he caught on his prior stay with us.

52″ B. Presnail

What’s in store for this week.  Looks like this cooler than normal weather is going to hang around.  Heading into our least weekend of the season, we have a couple options for the weekend, with a 2 night minimum.

Stop wishing….Come fishing!