week 5 wrap-up!
Good morning RSL Family!
We blew through Week 5 and the fishing was awesome! The leaves are turning and we’re getting lots of end of season projects finished up. We had perfect Walleye weather. Little rain (mostly at night) and a few days of some wind and a few days of just gorgeous big ball in the sky and nice temp type days. All in all, a typical fall week. Steve and I were treated to some awesome fish and one of my new favorite’s walleye egg rolls (Thanks Carma)! Thank goodness Harvey and I decided to forgo the Biggest Loser contest this shortened season!
The Walleye were caught with ease in the normal fall patterns, and of course as per usual our biggest fish caught was by an 8-year-old by the name of Jett. He landed a beautiful 26 ¾ inch Walleye on Thursday during the newly formed Ted and Jett Annual biggest walleye competition they started. This year Jett went 3-1. Ted was a good sport about the competition, but I’m sure he is gearing up for next season with some tricks up his sleeve. Congratulations Jett! Remember education doesn’t only happen in the classroom folks! Let’s remember to take a kid fishing and build those strong ties to the outdoors and conservation! A big thanks to all our guests for releasing those Walleyes over 18 and Pike over 27 ½ .
Pike fishing sure has been fun this year as Doug, Mary, and Terry hunted the toothy ones and had great success just like the previous week. I’m adding Mary’s 41 ½ inch Pike again this week since I posted it after the blog was finished. Doug was holding the fish for her as she said it was too big for her to hold. Caught, photo, and released for the next generation to hunt!
Although we ended Monster/Micro Fish Monday Ted and Ryan decided to take a few photos of what they considered Micro fish winners. I have to say Ted would have won hands down almost any week this year with a small mouth bass that was barely larger than the jig he caught it on! You’ll have to check the photos to see for yourself.
Bob Pagel, and Ron Abrams hit Perrault Lake, and some of the smaller bush lakes this week, and the smiles were plentiful. It’s always fun to talk to those 2 when they get back from their fishing adventures. They also golfed in Ear Falls this week and had a nice meal afterwards. Fishing isn’t all that’s offered up here folks. If you want to take a day and go golfing, or maybe a little shopping (keyword little) you can always find things to do.
The Birks clan had a lot of ease coming in with fish to eat, and they had great success adjusting to the fall pattern as they usually come up earlier in the year. I could go on and on with every cabin and their hauls this week, but I digress. September fishing is some of the best on Perrault Lake.
Our moose hunters arrived early this morning and we hope to have pictures in next week’s blog as they were here and gone before I got up this morning. I’m sure they are setting up and doing a little scouting today before they head out to hunt.
Our dedicated Musky men are at it and we hope to have some photos in nexts blog of their catches. I know many musky anglers that couldn't make it this year so just remember to ensure your in the books for next year!
It’s hard to believe we’re on our last week of fishing and we are so grateful to everyone who decided to come up and vacation with us at RSL this year! The overall theme was once you started the paperwork it seemed tedious but when completed and they got to the border it really was a smooth entrance into Canada. I think the Arrive Can app has made the crossing smoother, and everyone told us the border agents seemed friendlier.
We speed into the last “Fastest Week of the Year” for 2021, and we might get a little sandbar fishing in with guests this week. So, with that said I better get a start on a couple more projects before the afternoon wanes into the evening since hours of daylight are getting shorter
. Take care everyone and stay safe!