• Steve & Mike

Good late week with the blog RSL friends and family. I know many of you have been waiting for the blog. I had to put this on the backburner while baiting and tracking Bears. I know it’s not an excuse, but it is true. Week 13 was here and gone before we knew it. We had wonderful weather albeit a bit breezy on days. The fish were on the humps, reefs, and some were found on the walls off Little Manotak and Hatfield. The leeches are finally gone in the area, but not to worry the minnow bite is starting to come back and nightcrawlers are catching big walleyes! We had some new guests and some multiple timers here this week. Harvey and I were anticipating running a lot. We were wrong and the pace in camp was normal. We did hear a story during the bbq about a certain crew that drove partway across the lake with their anchor. He ended the story with I found Hump 3! The rope gave since the hump didn’t. I won’t name names but needless to say everyone got a big laugh out of it.

The walleyes were being caught in their normal summer locations with a few in deeper water on the walls. Congratulations go out to multiple 30-inch Walleye winner Don (Mr. Walleye) Hady! He boated another 30-incher. I also have to give credit to Herbie considering he has been the net man landing most of Don’s big fish. Nice job Herbie.

Smallmouth fishing has exploded folks. If you want Smallies no need to concern yourself Shore lunch with smallies up here is delicious and there were many eaten last week.

We had a couple Musky anglers and they boated several nice Musky. We have more coming in Week 14 as well. This is time of year when fish are starting to feed for winter and I’m expecting more success for the upcoming Musky hunters.

Please don’t forget to email Steve and I pictures at You can also tag us on your Facebook posts. Thanks.

Monster Fish Monday results: Congratulations to our double hat winner Ron Newman! He landed a very nice 37-inch Northern Pike, and a 26.75-inch Walleye! Finn Kaster (first timer) had his drag set just right and was able to fend off multiple jumps out of the water (so I heard) to land a very respectable 4.5-inch Perch to grab the Micro Fish Prize! Congratulations Finn!

Bear season is in full swing and our hunters had great success, but that is for next weeks blog.

As we head into Week 14 we get to welcome back Mike and Chris Briesemeister for some fishing and Rocky Shore fun!

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  • Steve & Mike

Good morning RSL friends and family. Week 12 was full of return guests and some new guests, and we had a great time getting to know everyone. We had some wind on Saturday and Sunday so it pushed most of the anglers off the normal summer humps. Fish were being chased around the lake with boats looking for humps more protected. After trial and error the fish were caught. A lot of boats hanging out around burnt island, and the back of Hatfield on the humps, and sunken islands. The weather pattern didn’t really stabilize and we had winds from the south, Southwest, North, and Northwest. It was definitely more challenging getting and staying on the spots out there, but when you could stay on your spot fish were put in the boats. Dale and Taylor Starovich were in competition again this week with Taylor edging out dad. It was something like 70 something to upper 60’s and of course bragging rights, and lots of banter back and forth. Always fun listening to those two compete. It got so bad early in the week that Dale handed Taylor his pole and said “you can reel this one in”. Hilarious you two. Thanks for the laughs.

The walleyes were being caught in their normal summer locations. The sandbar was good when the breeze died down in the evening, and Reif told us of a new spot he discovered now known as the Potluck spot since they fish it after the bbq. Leeches and Crawlers are still the bait of choice. With the lake starting to cool it won’t be long for minnows to become king again. In fact yesterday some guys took out minnows and had some success with minnows, but eventually the leech bite took over in their boat again.

If you want Smallmouth fishing no worries. The smallies have been practically jumping in boats this week, and the largest caught was a 22-incher.

We had no musky anglers this week, and other than some follows after fish were caught none were really seen. Not to worry Week 13 already has Muskies caught so we’ll discuss that in next weeks blog.

Not many pictures this week so Please don’t forget to email Steve and I pictures at You can also tag us on your Facebook posts. Thanks.

Monster Fish Monday results: Congratulations to Kent Chandler our newest member of the 30-inch club! He caught his 31-inch Walleye on MFM day! Travis Frazier with a nice 25-inch Northern Pike, and Bailey Feist with the seasons microest (I know its not a word) prize winning fish of 1.75-inches. It was a Perch. Nice job all three of our winners!

Bear season is getting close, and I started baiting last Sunday. All our baits are active now so we are looking forward to our hunters arriving next week for the beginning of our 3 week hunt with Moose season just around the corner.

Time is flying on this season as we are 66% through and looking forward to completing a few more projects before Mother Nature starts turning the leaves on us. The fishing has been tremendous this year and once again we appreciate the conservation everyone is practicing. Without your help the big ones wouldn’t be so plentiful! Onto Week 13!

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  • Steve & Mike

Good morning RSL friends and family. Week 11 is in the books and the fishing hasn’t slowed down. We had warm weather this week, and a few cool days as well. Newcomers Jack (brother of Leah kasten), Katie, Ben, and Jenny came up with Leah and Les and Harvey named them the fun bunch! Lots of laughter coming out of that boat except yesterday. While waterskiing Jack’s gas gauge was incorrect and he ran out of gas while they were as Jack put it going to harass Leah and Les in their boat. Needless to say, a tow was required, and that was the first out of gas incident this year. I know I wouldn’t have predicted we’d get into August before someone ran out of gas. Jackson a.k.a Action Jackson was helping Grandpa Bob bring in the boat yesterday and Jackson grabbed the dock and boat pulled away from dock. We were walking towards the boat but too far away so in the water he went by the launch dock. Water to his waist. It wasn’t bad according to Jackson. You know when you watch something happen and it seems like slow motion? That is what I watched yesterday walking down the road towards the dock. No injuries other than a little pride.

Leah landed her 4th 30 incher in 3 years as many of you probably saw on Facebook so Congratulations again Leah! She also outfished the crew according to Les. Quite a few over 28’s were caught this week including Action Jackson with several nice walleye! Grayson caught some big walleyes as well for the Cabin 6 Butzke crew. Nice job guys. Summer spots are where the fish are being caught now, and lots of fish at that! All the humps, Burnt Island area, Hatfield, and Sandbar are working. We’d like to tell everyone that the conservation program everyone has adopted is really working and making this fishery tremendous!

The smallmouth bite is on fire still, and Don and Maria from Cabin 3 boated between 25 and 30 nice smallies in one afternoon. It’s their first time to Rocky Shore Lodge.

Two Muskies were caught by Zachary Phillips and his mother Janalyn netted both fish. They fished on and off for muskies and yesterday they said was the most fish they have seen follow their baits. Hopefully next year will be Janalyn’s year to boat her first Musky.

Please don’t forget to email Steve and I pictures at You can also tag us on your Facebook posts. Thanks.

Monster/Micro Fish Monday results: Congratulations Leah Kasten, Zach Graber, and Zachary Phillips for winning their respective categories. Obviously, Leah with the 31-inch Walleye, Zachary Graber landed a 23-inch Northern Pike, and Zachary Phillips came in with a whopping 3.5-inch Perch! Great job on a windy, cool day in God's Country Anglers!

Time to start baiting bears as we will have our first hunters in a couple weeks. I’m not opposed to it cooling down a bit for baiting but nonetheless we will be getting prepared for bear hunting.

The summer is flying by as many of you know and Week 12 is here already! I’m not sure if I’ll get used to having to say goodbye on Thursday’s or not, but I think I’m a little better than last year. I can always look at the bright side and say at least we got to spend the week together.

Until next week…

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