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(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)
The Crappie and Gills were all shallow. You could see them every where. We did catch Crappie on minnows but, we caught almost all fish on plastics today. Some spots it was like cartoon fishing.
One spot where we were fishing the Gills, Mike caught 16 in 16 casts, unreal. Only kept 3 of those eager biters.
Raining right now and that may change everything for tomorrow, on that lake, or maybe not.
Spring is a finicky time of year, early patterns last a couple of weeks and then soon dissolve. Shoreline Pan fish are there for a few days and then, they are gone.
Water temps are important in spring and the water temps now are no different than any other spring except, for the time of year the ice went out.
My clients are enjoying the happiness of the north during this time of year, as many, many other fishermen are also doing. Everyone involved is supporting our communities and business’s.
As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.
God Bless John Andrew
No they haven't raised the water level of the Mannie Chain... It can't happen without water falling from the sky at this point. It is unfortunate that most all of the owners of the chain think it so important that their piers need not have to be removed that they will fight the State of WI to do so. By doing so, these years where there is no appreciable rainfall, the water levels are always going to be over 3' lower than they would be if allowed to maintained at 1' lower than full pool.
You cannot get into Clear from Fawn, you cannot get from Wild Rice to Alder, you WILL bump bottom/stumps going from Stone to Fawn, you may hit rock going from Spider to Island as well as Spider to Manitowish Lake. And I'm sure there are other issues with unloading and loading boats as well as other hazards.
I've boated there for 27 years now and survived, but IMHO it would be better for all including the owners to not drain the chain for the sake of a pier. Give everyone 5 years to make savings for a pier change and make it happen...
Over the last week bass and walleye on the smaller lakes have really turned on for us. Bass fishing should get better and better across the area. Our resort has over 1,000 lakes within an hour, Lake Superior only 1.5 hours... I can tell you the smallie bite is in full swing up there!
We have a few cabins open next week, now is prime time!
This is not only my report, but our story of a very special guest. Perhaps not what some of you want to see. Yet, no doubt what we all hope someone will be willing to do for us when the time comes. Many details left out. Like those of my struggling with my strength to get a man in, out, and home. Yes, home! Walking back, and into cabin. To be sure of his safety! Not asking, or looking for any pats on the back!! Just hoping to inspire others to do the same for someone else in the same boat. Many guides would not do this! Many people in general, would not do this for loved ones!! If this inspires just one person reading this to do more. Than I have made a difference!! All I ask is to think about it. So here is my Whites Woods & Waters facebook post from tonight.
A bittersweet day today. "The Judge", said he was good to go. Picking him up, I could see his mind was more ready than his body!! Within an hour could see the energy slipping. I knew there was no other place in the world he wanted to be. So I stayed out with him until dusk against my better judgement. It was still great to spend time with him, and enjoyed another awesome cigar together. He really liked the gurkha's I picked up yesterday so did it again. Said I would go broke doing this. Told him, who cares, your worth it. The fishing? Well, it sucked. Stuck to targeting walleye on a clear lake. Not the best idea any time during the day. Found fish in 8-12 fow. Finicky was an understatement! Bobber's down 15-20 seconds no hook up! Did get a few crappie, but the eyes just wouldn't cooperate. Water temperature was unbelievable at 72!! 2 more days to spend time with, " The Judge". Not sure we will fish. But, I will dammed to leave him in that cabin!! We will spend time together doing something the next 2 afternoons!! Even if it's just sitting on the deck slinging BS!!