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week 15 wrap-up

Good afternoon RSL family. It was another very busy week at Rocky Shore Lodge.

Between fish and bear we had a lot of fun.

The walleye bite was still 25 to 30 feet. Anglers were getting them on the sandbar (obviously) in the evening and also in the morning. The wall off of Hatfield was producing good numbers. Little Whale rock was productive as well as North of South Sister on the reef. Many guests were still floating in the bay next to the lodge near Manotak island just drifting in 20 to 25 feet of water and catching walleyes. Congratulations to Leah who netted 31 inch walleyes on consecutive days. Their boat was busy hauling up big walleyes. Les counted a 27, 28.5, 29.5, and of course the 31 on their first day. Leah and Les stated it was the best week of fishing they’ve had and who could argue. Nice Northern Pike were caught as well from those 2. Josh and his crew of 3 in Cabin 6 boated over 300 walleyes this week, and the guys in Penthouse 2 said they were down from last year but still caught a ton of eyes. A very good week for most of our anglers that is for sure.

Northern Pike bite intensified as we had several guests catching nice Northerns to include a 40 inch Pike from Doug, and a 44-45 inch Pike caught by longtime guest Al! I might have forgot another 40 plus inch fish but my memory escapes me as I’m typing this. Any way Congratulations you 2! Lots of mid 20 eaters this week.

Charcoal Grill ban has been lifted as we got a little rain. We still need more.

Trophy High Tuesday winners were Kevin with a 32-inch Northern and David with a 25-inch Walleye! Congratulations! I don’t have pictures of the fish yet, but I did see the pictures.

Bear hunting was excellent with a father and his 2 sons up to hunt. Tom, Mathew, and Paul all got bears and we only had to retrieve one late at night. I like how this season is progressing. With 4 more hunters this week hopefully, we can get a few more. Congratulations Hunters! Rocky Shore Lodge is 8 for 8 for the season so far. Yes I'm knocking on wood!

With the weekly Tuesday night cookout ending for the season we are gearing towards a cookout on Monday evenings. Many guests have mentioned the bbq is a great time to get to know other guests and the extra day to talk and become more acquainted has been requested. So, with that we are going to move the bbq to Monday night, and I’m toying with the idea of Monster fish Monday. So here is your chance to help Steve and I name the fishing contest, and we also received a request for the smallest fish caught that day as well. Let us know your feelings. We want to make your vacation the best vacation ever, and the memories to last a lifetime. Give us your ideas if any to improve your RSL experience because as Mike and Chris would say you make Rocky Shore Lodge we only exist to help you have fun.

If you have videos of fish caught please send them to us through email or Facebook so we can load them on our YouTube page.

If you have pictures just email them to, or you can post them on our Friends of Rocky Shore Lodge page.

Navy term of the week: Scuttlebutt: The Navy term for water fountain. The Navy History Museum describes the term as a combination of "scuttle," to make a hole in the ship's side causing her to sink, and "butt," a cask or hogshead used in the days of wooden ships to hold drinking water. Scuttlebutt also means to gossip. Like hanging around the office cooler and talking the same thing goes in the Navy. So two meanings for one word. Who would have known.

Week 16 is haze gray and underway!

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