22 Jun 2011

Hi again

Thought I had better inform all again about the fishing changes that are taking place here towards the end of June.

Salmon/Trout

Finally I can say it “They’re heeeeeeerrrrrre!!!”  We are seeing full coolers now and have been for the past few days.  Fishing over the weekend was just OK, but by Sunday night all hell broke loose.  Had three fathers and sons out and they experienced several triples.  Monday morning a little slower, but we filled the box and were in an hour early.

Too windy to fish yesterday, but today they bit like piranhas again.  All quality fish also.  One group fished two days and went home with $2,400.00 worth of salmon which is priced here in our markets at $12/#, so needless to say they won’t need to buy fish for awhile.   Catches are mostly King Salmon with a few Rainbows mixed in and an occasional Laker.  Largest fish we have caught this year so far is 24#, but heard of a few fish being caught which were approaching 30#s.  All the fish we are seeing are great looking and they are making reels scream coming from the cold waters, so don’t hold off any longer, get your calendars in hand and give a call.

Walleye/Bass/Perch

Walleye slowed a little bit last week , but the fisherman are now taking them in good numbers again on crawlers slow trolled behind bait walker rigs.  With this technique they are also getting some really nice perch.

Bass are still on or around their beds and in the spawning areas (even with it being so late in the year) and the guys fishing them are also having record days.  One bass fisherman was complaining he caught so many bass one day that he had to put on a wrist brace,  Gary asked me not to tell anyone, so I won’t unless he changes his mind.

Also for you fishing enthusiasts, go online to “The Lodge at Leathem Smith” website in the next few days.  We have a dock camera and when you bring it up it is a live feed and looks right at my Nooo Problem boat.  You can look at this anytime to see what is going on at the dock, with most activity at 4am 10am 1pm and 6pm. Saturday around 10-11:00am we will be shooting a You Tube video of the fish and fishing for that morning.  So that will be a video that you can look at anytime.

The Lodge has been remodeled and reopened and I had a Salmon BLT there today and Eric had fish taco’s, both excellent, so we have another place to eat now and we can walk there.  Also the boat is on the left dock now and in the first slip.  Got to move because the docks were dredged, so remember that when you get there, don’t walk all the way to the end of the right dock and then have to walk back and over to the left dock and out to the boat like my last customers.

Many changes at the docks and the lodge, we are excited and our thanks go out to the new owners and their staff, they have spent a lot of money with these upgrades and it is all coming together now.  Thank Chris and Paul next time you see them, and if you don’t know them stop in they are here all the time!!
We will also have a fishing report for you updated 5 days per week.  I believe you will access this report by calling Leathem Smith Lodge (920-743-5555), but not ready yet. They think it will be up next week, so I will send more info when available.  This will be a great way for you to get your fishing information and I will guarantee it’ll be an honest and accurate report.

Thanks and tight lines and light winds for you and yours…….Capt Bill