Still good bite despite extra boat traffic from FLW
<p>Today's 1/2 day morning trip was with Dave, Rich and Paul from Iron Mountain and Brad all the way from Arizona. We got on the water shortly before 7 a.m. to beat the FLW crowd at the boat launch. I was worried that yesterday's front that moved through might turn the fish off, but that worry was quickly put to rest as I was setting lines. We didn't even get 4 lines in the water before we had a nice fish on, followed by another (a 26 1/2 incher) and then another. In no time we had three fish in the box and we didn't even have all the lines out. We had the worst wind possible, a West wind, but the next couple of hours was pretty decent, not fast and furious, but steady. After putting 9 fish in the box, losing a few, and releasing some undersized fish, the wind changed just enough to go make a couple of drifts with floating jig heads tipped with 1/2 crawlers along a weedline. Here we landed 3 more nice walleyes and lost a couple before our time was up. We ended up with 12 nice walleyes for the guys and lost some nice ones as well. The fishing remains pretty decent. Good friend Ray Norby caught a nice limit of fish in no time a couple evenings ago and Capt. Keith Wils had a nice two man limit Sunday morning as well. Walleyes Harnesses did the trick again trolled behind 1 3/4 oz. bottom bouncers at 1 mph. Good luck from all of us in the Bay de Noc area.
Captain Ken Lee
About The Author: Captain Kenneth Lee
Company: Bay de Noc Charters
Area Reporting: Little Bay de Noc
Bio: I have fished my whole life. Moved to Little Bay de Noc in November of 1996 when my dad and brother and I bought Sall-Mar Resort. Have been chartering for walleye on both Little and Big Bay de Noc the last 8 years or so. I have been featured on national TV on the "The Next Bite" tv show with Keith Kavajcez. Was also named one of the best walleye guides in the country in the June 2005 issue of Field and Stream. I'm am on Warrior Boats pro-staff and love it when parents bring their kids on my charters!