Despite the all day rain, the walleye fishing was pretty good for the teams fishing the Wheat's Tournament.
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Went out of Kippling on Saturday and did well. Fish seemed active. Trolled cranks on planer boards and caught several Walleye and Drum.
Don't remember this many Drum around. Also a few Pike. Had one monster pike hit a Perch that was being brought in on a planer board. Couldn't land it but it was big. Had eight walleyes a dozen nice perch and several small pike.
Chenier's Reef, (formally Wheat's Place,) in Escanaba is happy to host the 17th annual Wheat's Walleye Tournament on Saturday, August 20th.
Entry fee is $80 per team, with 80% payback. $10 from each entry will go to the local Youth Assistance Program, (YAP.)
Teams can enter one of two categories - two walleyes over 23 inches, or five walleyes under 23 inches.
Entry forms are available at Chenier's Reef and Bay View Bait and Tackle. Entry forms must be in by Thursday, August 18th, by 10pm. Late entries will be accepted until Friday, August 19th, by 11pm, but will incur a $20 late fee.
This is easily the areas best attended and "most looked forward to," local walleye tournament of the summer. Great fish fry to follow the weigh-in, and TONS of door prizes.
Any questions, call Chenier's Reef at (906) 553-7474
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Anywhere you find weeds, you'll find pike. There's a large weedbed off Butler's Island, right out from the Kipling boat launch. My dad has been catching a lot of pike there, but they are mostly in the 20 to 24 inch range. Not great for a hardcore fisherman, but for somebody that just wants to catch some fish, they'll do fine. Spinnerbaits have been working well.
Just booked a cabin at Stemac's for next weekend and if anyone can give me tips on where to catch some smallies, walleyes, pike etc I'd appreciate it. I am bringing up an old friend who hasn't fished since he was in his teens which is a long assed time ago. I just want him to catch fish and have a good time. I'm not familiar with the area at all. I have a 18ft Lund so we can travel a bit if need be.
Message me or post here and thanks in advance for the help.