Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cool, Wet Summer

Joel Prunty, media manager - For the most part, this summer will go down as one the coolest and wettest of recent memory. Right now Red Lake, Ontario is above flood stage and much of the north is seeing high water.
The cool temperatures have impacted walleye fishing. Normally in August walleye can be found in 20ft or deeper water and scattered throughout lake. This August most lakes are seeing walleye in 5 to 15 feet. Most guides are reporting walleye fishing as good to excellent all summer, but the bite is much lighter. In fact, they indicate that live bait verses a product like Gulp is a more productive presentation.
All-Canada took two outpost trips in August and experienced the same conditions described by most lodges…great walleye fishing with a very light bite. In fact, what we found is walleyes preferred picking jigs off the bottom over a jigging action.
Outfitters are starting talk about how the high water conditions might affect the coming moose hunt. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the sun comes out and things dry up a bit.

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