June 2, 2013: Camp opening is a lot of work! The outpost camps are ready and the guests have arrived. The water is still rising and the fishing has been really good already. Most of our trophy Pike caught this year have been on small lures like jigs (not always on purpose) and the Walleyes are schooling in the usual spots like West River, Hole #1, Mink and Woods Channel. The Pike are in the bays a bit but Hole #1 has been the most productive. West River has produced a few big Pike and so has the Woods area. The Lake Trout are still in very shallow water, we’ve been catching them in the East Rapids and around the Trout Pond, East Island and in the North Channel.
The weather has been a real mixed bag lately, we woke up to very light snow the other day and a cold north wind. The wind has dropped back down and we had a lot of sun today. We had a few days of rain but everything is dried up again. The forecast is looking great for the rest of the week!
Our bear hunters have been very successful already, a beautiful color phase bear was taken today by an archer, I’ll post some pictures soon. The first two hunters got their bears and so our last hunter just has today and tomorrow so that we stay at 100% success for bear hunting.
Here are the first fish pictures of the season, I’m already waiting to download more from guys who haven’t given me their memory cards yet.