Good morning RSL family and friends! Where did Week 4 go? We had a very nice week up here in God’s country. We did have a day of rain where we received about 2 inches mostly overnight, but the anglers got out fishing regardless. Fishing is still great. I’d say the single most important thing to last week was the live bait bite. All three were working. Mostly minnows, crawlers, and some leeches started working. I’d say the majority of anglers were using crawlers and minnows. A few people were using artificial baits and caught some, but the live bait action was very consistent.
Although we didn’t catch any 30-inch walleye we had our share of upper 20 fish. Steve Holmes lovely bride Bonnie boated a 29 incher as her first fish ever in Canada. Welcome to Rocky Shore Bonnie. Very nice week you and your hubby had. Bonnie was able to mostly outfish Steve because “he was guiding her”. His words not mine. Several cabins crews just slayed the walleye this week which kept Harvey busy. Fishing is good at the lunchbox, and sandbar off Hatfield. Snake pit produced for the P1 Ruffatto group, and they were boating 50 to 75 fish almost every morning. Not a lot of pictures this week as the internet and I were not friends. Fish were caught anywhere from 6 to 24 feet. Mostly 10-foot range. Water temps are in the 50’s pretty much everywhere. We still have suckers also if you want to bobber down.
Monster Fish Monday was competitive as usual with Matt Smith catching and releasing a beautiful 27-inch Walleye. Chris Rueden came in with a 27-inch Northern Pike. Brian Clark won the Micro Fish prize with a 5.5-inch Perch. Congratulations to our 3 winners!
Crappie are still being elusive. I know the water temps are still down, but someone is going to hammer them. I’m not sure if they are on their spawning beds yet, but maybe very soon. Might be that people aren’t fishing hard for them also.
The weekly Polar Plunge was completed by Dane Clark. Thanks, Dane, for keeping the brand-new tradition alive. With the water slowly warming Dane stated it was refreshing.
It’s Schweiger Family week this week, so I expect some funny stories coming next week.
As always we will strive to make your vacation memorable and as enjoyable as we can and it wouldn’t be possible without Darlene, Harvey, and Bill Perenteau our guide. We hope to see you soon and remember Tight Lines Everyone from us up here at RSL!