Week 16 Wrap-Up!
It’s another beautiful day at Rocky Shore Lodge! We are working on three weeks of sunny skies, little rain, and excellent temps! This week is shaping up to be a wash, rinse, and repeat type of week. With week 16 in the rear-view window and half of Week 17 gone I realized I better start typing. Bill and JR were guiding Sunday and took their guests over to Cedar for some walleye fishing, and it looks like the lake was starting to turn over. Fish are transitioning into deeper water now, and Bill and JR disagree on whether it will be a late fall or not. The jury is still out.
The fishing has been good in the morning and evenings for walleye. Afternoons have been spent doing shore lunches and relaxing with the big ball in the sky our guests have been taking advantage of relaxing. Thursday half the camp went to Graham and Laura’s Whiskey Jack and enjoyed dinner while I weaseled my way into the Birks dinner plans, but in my defense, I politely refused at least two times before I gave in. Let’s just say lots of stories and maybe a touch of hydrating/de-hydrating took place. We really appreciate everyone for making us feel welcome, and hopefully we can reciprocate that same feeling when you come up to RSL!
Walleyes are being caught in 25 to 30 feet of water, and the best part of September fishing is most of the time your almost within shouting distance of the lodge. We had Mike and Chris (former owners) up with their good friends, and they enjoyed multiple shore lunches. I admit I appropriated some of their lunch a few times but it appeared they had plenty anyway. The sandbar is the traditional gathering place for all the lodges and watching poles bending never gets old. The banter back and forth out there in the evening is definitely worth it as well. This is the time of year Steve and I can sneak out with guests for an hour or so and fish on the sandbar. Mike and Chris always told us September fishing on the sandbar was what they looked forward to the most because they too would sneak out with guests and fish the last hour or so. Might as well not stop a good thing.
Similar to Julie boating a 46-inch Musky with a jig and minnow in week 14, Len was out and boated a 47-inch Musky on 8lb mono fishing for walleye with a jig and minnow. It was a beautiful fish! Nice job Len!
Monster/Micro Fish Monday tournament results! Dean Reiter (multiple winner) caught a 5.5-inch Small mouth Bass off the dock while relaxing. Christian Birks boated, photo, and released a 22-inch Walleye, and Al Bonifield (not shocking) caught a 29-inch Northern Pike to win yet another weekly prize. We’re running the contest throughout the remainder of the season so if you’re coming up be ready for the tournament. Great job winners!
Cabin 6 is back open and other than getting some cleaning up and digging a trench for a French drain system around the cabin our big project is coming to a successful conclusion. A big shout out for all the advice from friends, family and guests for their great suggestions on how to make a permanent fix to one of the nicest cabins we have! For some reason my Navy computer/electronics background didn’t prepare me for a lot of the projects we do up here haha. Learning something new everyday is a great practice I’ve been told. I have to agree. Now if I can figure out how to turn the clock back so my body is as young as my mind thinks it is! If anyone knows how to do that feel free to let me know!
So much left to do and the days are getting shorter before our season ends! With that being typed until next week “Tight Lines Everyone”!