Spent all day on the water yesterday. The morning was enjoyed by my crew, a nice man and his new wife along with her mother from the East Coast. They managed to sqeeze the day in their schedule even though they only had a short stay here for a wedding. The mother did not fish much, but she enjoyed the day as much or more than anyone as she watched fish being caught and visited with me and the crew and was lulled to sleep by the rocking of the boat.
Fish were mostly caught below 160 feet deep, although one was on a shallower hump. We caught one Coho from 40 feet below the surface and 5 lakers down deep, all on spoons. Lost a few due to in-experience, but still ended up with a good catch.
The afternoon was spent with bro-in-law Erik and sons, Matt and Hans. While Hans slept most of the time, Matt reeled in all the fish, in spite of the rainy weather.
My, how time flies when fishing, must be having fun! Anyone want fish to eat, let me know and I’ll see if I can get it to you.
last Saturday, we had a good time on the lake with 6 happy customers… a mom and dad with their 2 treenage kids and the kids grandma and grandpa… 3 generations and all the males named John! I guess that makes it easy to remember names, huh? One would thing so, but I still can’t remember the grandma’s name, who was a little sick from the slight chop. Everyone else had fun catching and loosing fish. They managed to land 3 of the 5 or 6 that we hooked and I was surprised by the 3 species of fish caught. One king salmon right off the bat, one steelhead later on and one nice 8 lb laker to round it off right at the end of the outing. As I was cleaning the first 2 fish, the laker hit one of the lines
Had a great time with Ted and Rick from the Appleton WI area as we fished with them last Saturday. They went home with 6 nice filets and shared the oher 6 with us…a tota of 6 fish… one coho and 5 lakers.
Fished again on Tuesday this week and caught 8 lakers, 2 coho and one steelhead with a party of 4. Three generations on the boat again, with a father, son, son-in-law and grandson. The day started out slow, but once we found a banana no board and got rid of it,we started to nail them. I never was superstitous, but I may now be… the proof is in the pudding. I mean, we were SKUNKED for a couple of hours until getting rid of the banana. What else could it be???
Last Saturday, we had a good time fishing on Lake Superior with 6 happy customers… a mom and dad with their 2 treenage kids and the kids grandma and grandpa… 3 generations and all the males named John! I guess that makes it easy to remember names, huh? One would thing so, but I still can’t remember the grandma’s name, who was a little sick from the slight chop. Everyone else had fun catching and loosing fish. They managed to land 3 of the 5 or 6 that we hooked and I was surprised by the 3 species of fish caught. One king salmon right off the bat, one steelhead later on and one nice 8 lb laker to round it off right at the end of the outing. As I was cleaning the first 2 fish, the laker hit one of the lines dragging a large green paddle with a fly and John successfully landed it… the largest fish he EVER caught! I’m sure they are having some tasty meals of fish for a little while. Thanks for coming, John, John, John, Mary, Jenny and grandma and be sure to tell your friends about Sand Point Charters!
This morning, it was really foggy on Lac La Belle, but with the help of radar, we made it out the the “Big Lake” where 4 of my sons and I landed 7 fish… a mix of Coho, Steelhead and lake trout again. I’m ecstatic about the mix of species on the last 3 outings… where we got 3 different species, 3 times in a row. Every time, we caught lakers and coho, and swapped on the kings and steelhead. Nothing real huge, but all good size, nice “eating” fish. We lost one fish to a faulty Finn Spoon when the hooks got pulled off by the fish… never, in all of my fishing, have I had that happen before! After feeling a nice strike, my #3 son, Gordon, reeled in the lure with no hooks left. I’ll have to check all of my Finns for defective links, I guess.
If anyone wants some fish, even if you can’t get out on the lake, let me know and I will see if I can get some to you.
Fished today with these two very nice people, Jeff and Jessica, a father and daughter. I was surprised by a couple of things… One was that we caught a laker only 20 feet below the surface on a planer board with a clip weight. Also got surprised by a nice 5 lb king salmon. Only the 2nd one we caught out of Bete Grise. Along with those 2 fish, we caught 2 lakers and one coho salmon. Nice day with calm seas and not too cold, overcast with a little rain at the end of the trip.
Bottom picture shows my first mate for the day, my son Calvin who knows how to set lines, watch for bites and net fish among other things.
Over the holiday weekend, Memorial Day, we fished on Lake Superior for lake trout and coho 4 times. The Coho were in too close to fish with my boat, so we went after lakers. Had a few issues with downriggers that set us back, but managed to catch our share anyway, with only one working downrigger. A lot of good eating size in the 2 to 3 lb range. Had 2 meals in the last 4 days and put some in the freezer to smoke later on.
Not too many boats on the lake yet, but saw some of the regulars. Everyone is catching lake trout.
Spent some time working on the dock also. Have the deck on the outer 50 feet so I can get the skirting on soon and use it to park the boat. Still hoping for the water level to come up more though. It’s still about 13 inches lower than the end of last summer, so not quite deep enough to bring my boat in yet.