Have gone to lac seul the last 8 years. Houseboat out of Hudson. Last week in July. Motor to tuk bay, close to 40 miles. Hire a guide if you've never used maps or GPS. Walleyes deeper this year, 15 to 23 fow. Jigs and leeches. Minnows or crawlers. Biggest 29 inches. Northern shallow due to temps in the 60's bloated two 36 inches. Two mornings were 50 degree air temp. Last time for me. Too many rules and regs. Got grilled by ministry guy over did I eat one or two walleyes for lunch on Thursday. I had 3 in the freezer so if I had 2, well you know what that means! $1200 for a week too much. Got raped on leech and minnows this year. Double the cost. Gas for houseboat is inflated as well. That being said, the walleye and northern fishing is second to none! And smallies getting better. In late July.9
We are just getting back home now. We had an excellent week walleye fishing. A lot of fish were caught with most being near the slot or in the slot. We also had many above the slot with the biggest couple of fish going 27.5 inches. Walleye were caught from 10 to 18 feet pulling crawler harnesses or jigging wind blown points in 7 to 10 fow. Most days we boated well over 100 walleyes per boat. Pike fishing was tougher as the weeds were not quite as far along as we are used to. We found our best success targeting wind blown rocky points with weeds near shallow bays. They were also biting harnesses while eye fishing. We had a large number in the slot with our best fish going 38 inches. We also lost a few large fish. Smallmouth were also tougher than we are used to. We fished rock humps in bays. We are used to aggressive topwater bites but that wasn't the case this year. We had to slow down and fish them with swim jigs and tubes. We saw many nice fish but couldn't get them to commit. We had one good afternoon catching about 30 bass averaging 3 pounds. Biggest of the trip was around 20 inches. We fished between Taylor island and Sen bay as well as the pine point and canoe bay area. I would say the mayfly hatch is about halfway through as well.
All packed up and ready to go in a few hours. I will have to try senn bay when we are up by Taylor island. I'm also thinking about trying a few new areas up by pine point. The weather looks beautiful after the rain Saturday so fishing should be good. I will report how it went when I get back
Just got back from our annual trip. We've been staying near Mahkwa for 7 years now and Pine Point area has been our favorite, although it's tough to pick a favorite. Been fishing Lac Seul since mid-90's, used to stay near Hudson and even did the houseboat thing once, also at Taylors Bay. Make sure you hit Senn Bay, but be careful getting into it. If you go to Pine, the eyes should be holding in 15 to 20 fow by then, and maybe deeper. Don't exclude Banatine Point across to the west from Pine Point. There are always nice fish to be caught there, even in August; they just slide deeper as the season progresses. We get them in 5 to 10 fow on plastics for our opener trips. Good luck and report back.
Are there any lake linkers heading up to lac seul this summer? I'm heading up with 5 guys the last full week in June. We are taking a house boat from Hudson up to Taylor Island and then to end the week we will be up by pine point. I will be sure to report when I get back. We have been going for a few years now and I'm just starting learn the lake a bit.