Fished near Ear Falls from our 2 floating lodges. What a blast!
Dragged our personal boats up and extra motors for the rental boats that come with the houseboats.
Sooo many eyes caught and released...could not count one night...
Found some great spots off rock points and learned to wait for the sun to drop a bit at night (8pm!) then in they would come...4 of us boated 0ver 30 eyes one eve. So many slot fish make it a blast to fish.
Photo is from our cove where we docked the houseboats.
Agreed that the internet is very overwhelming when it comes to a body of water that is nearly 100 miles in length.
I have fished the northern part, southern part, and central area of LacSuel. For mid-June I would recommend the Middle area. As for a middle of the road Lodge with great ammenities I would recommend Fisherman's Cove. The Resort is owned by two brothers out of Duluth, MN and have had the resort for over 25 years. They have many options for lodging from small cabins to RV hook ups to an area where you can tent and use common shower house. Prices are reasonable for a LacSuel resort and you can adjust per your budget.
As for the fishing - the walleye fishing is top notch probably the best fishing I have ever seen for walleyes other than Lake Erie or Lake of the Woods. The average fish is around 22 inches due to the slot on LacSuel but gives you plenty of fish to keep for a meal and a shot at some real dandies - fish over 27inches. The fishing that time of year is still shallower 8 - 15 feet just off structure in bays primarily. Best technique to fish the big schools is to troll spinner rigs on the sand drop offs and then once fish are located go to jigging and pitching jigs with meat leeches, salted shinners, or plastics.
If you would like to talk let me know through a PM and I can share more about Lac Suel and it's fun.
I've been going to Lac Seul for the past 9 years. We've fished the east side going out of Lac Seul floating lodges and Sioux Lookout floating lodges. Houseboat is a great way to go. We've really enjoyed it.
This past year we fished the West end out of Ear Falls at Cherob resort. Rob is a great guy with nice cabins. We have not used their boats but I know they rent them as well as both houseboat companies.
Walleye fishing is primarily what we fish for and we think Lac Seul is the best we have fished. We have been going to Canada for the past 25 years and have fished at least 15 different lakes and Lac Seul has been the best.
This year we will be staying at Gawleys little Beaver lodge out of Ear Falls as well. This will be our first time there so I cannot comment on them yet but know the fishing will be excellent.
We usually go up between the 2nd week of June to the first week of July. The 2nd and 3rd weeks are a great time to go.
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