The month of October thus far has been incredibly rainy and cold, oh I forgot the snow flurries some of the days. One morning in the bait shop getting bait for the day, looking out the window at the cold wind and rain I told the proprietor this defines being a fishing guide Man!! you'd have to pay me to go fishing today!!
Walleye fishing however has been considerably better than the weather most days. Have had a lot of great trips since last report, customers that I've fished with since my first year guiding 8 years ago, we had a shore lunch at the same site as back then, think first shore lunch I ever did for customers. Fished with four or five woman in groups with other fisher people, they are so easy to teach and fun to fish with. One spot had a mother and daughter, daughter no fishing experience we caught 36 walleyes in one spot, she caught about 20 of them. I jokingly told them woman are much easier to teach, they listen to what you tell them.
Another group sister and brother took their 80 year old dad on a guided trip for his birthday, daughter was a blast to fish with, caught a lot of walleyes loudly laughing each time I got one ! I got one!. Their father really enjoyed the shore lunch, reminded him of trips to Canada.
Today husband and wife, great people, again wife Teri was a quick study at catching walleyes jigging, did very well, some loud laughs when she tied into a 30-1/2" northern.
My fishing report hasn't changed much since last report, I've been fishing mostly deeper water 18-28' extra large fatheads and mainly 1/8oz. jigs. We have thrown 3/16 oz. jigs on the windier days, with the wind and deeper water it has been helpful.
I have had a little muskie fishing time and have found them slow, there are nice fish being caught however.
We did get a 32" Tuesday, jigging for walleyes. Suckers on a quick set rig are catching a lot of the fish, jigging or casting rubber baits along with time tested suicks would be a good bet. The fish we caught was in 20' of water.
Interesting to me if you fished the last two Saturdays in particular from the dam to the north, you would think wow! this is a pretty heavily fished body of water. If you fished almost all the other days since Sept. 28th ( my first day back from AK) you would say, as many customers have," why doesn't anyone fish out here? Often on a 6-8 mile boat ride back to the landing we see none or one or two boats.
Home at night, face beet red ,battered from the cold and wind, still my favorite time of year on the TFF!
Hoping Wayne and Missy have a great turn out for the musky tournament this weekend!
Good luck fishing!
Have an-awesome weekend!