Yes, I believe the shop is still doing business. Drove by this morning and it appeared to be open.
MOON PHASE (24%)
26° - 30° F
Below 40° F
Fished 8/9 out of Brindleys. 4 man limit both days of perch. Largest 12.75"
Lots of hole hopping but grind it out and you'll get the gold!!!
MOON PHASE (10%)
Late report from the first week of October.
Annual trip to Birch Ridge Resort on Sucker Bay. Great stay with great hosts as always. Fishing was pretty good. Not jumping in the boat, but when you found them they were willing. Didn't fish much Saturday upon arrival, only a few hours on Sunday due to the rain, and two guys missed the entire day Tuesday with a trip to the health clinic. Even with that much down time, we still came home with 214 perch for 7 guys, including some real jumbos. Kept more 8 1/2" inchers than in years past, too. Don't know if we would have reached a limit, but would have been closer. Did ok on walleyes with 7 keepers. I personally had three in the slot off 2nd Duck, including 23 1/2" and 23" inchers on back to back drifts. Most keeper walleyes were incidental to perching.
Already looking forward to next year!
MOON PHASE (56%)
71° - 75° F
61° - 65° F
Not so good here so far. It's been tough! Water temp was 6 degrees warmer than last year on our arrival date. Perch are scattered and we manage maybe 20 jumbo perch a day between the four of us. Only boated 6 Walleyes so far with 4 being keepers.
Water Temp was 63 yesterday and it needs to get into the 50's but it won't make for us.
Perhaps you guys will see the better fishing this year. Really can't complain about the fish as Spring was awesome. I think we need to go the week you guys go as the warmer water temps have been present with our trip the last 5 years.
Good luck and let me know how you guys do.I will give Barney a call on the way home Saturday!
Heading up to Leech Lake for our annual trip to Birch Ridge Resort on Sucker Bay. Looking forward to the usual good times the trip always brings. THe last couple years we've tried casting for bass/northerns in Sucker Creek and have done ok, but I'm curious if anyone has ever put their boat in on Sucker Lake, which the creek either empties into or drains from. Is this worth checking out if the wind/waves make fishing Leech a bit of a challenge, or even if the weather is good? It's a good sized lake with decent depth...just looking for a possible change of pace if need be. Feel free to PM me if you don't want to spill the beans about a hidden gem to the masses. Thanks for any info!
MOON PHASE (17%)
Finally, a chance to share another great trip to leech lake.
We were up staying at Bailey's Resort again from the 14th to the 20th.
Great weather, great hospitality and again great fishing. Most of the week consisted of pulling cranks shallow and deep for perch, walleye and pike. Ended up putting in 10 hours of muskie fishing as well and raised quite a few fish as well as boating an upper 30's fish. The average size of the perch was much bigger this year as we had fish creeping over 13" and tons and tons of 10-14 inch eyes that were returned to the lake. Got a chance to fish with my cousin a couple times which is always great and we boated nearly 500 perch, 50 walleye, 50 pike a couple sunnies and rockbass and a muskie. Can't wait to get back next year!
MOON PHASE (43%)
71° - 75° F
71° - 75° F