Recent note sent by Ryan Edenborough, Fishing Guide at Red Pine Wilderness Lodge – providing Italo some insights into the fishing they have been experiencing
Ryan Edenborough here, this week has been a great week in spite of the changing weather. Yesterday my boat saw over 100 fish, bass and walleye combined. They ranged in size from a big 21″ Smallmouth 6lb to a 22″ walleye. Over the past few July weeks we caught and released a huge number of BIG walleye in the 27 – 32″ range.
As for August 15th, we are just entering a transition period. Usually in August the weather gets much cooler and the water temperatures follow. However this year the water really has never warmed up but we have been noticing changing patterns.
Our main lure is 1/8 th oz or 1/4 oz jigs tipped with a worm. In the spring we use minnows but traditionally in August they are still biting worms. Usually we are fishing at around 11 ft in the weeds for walleye and bass off the deep rocky drop offs. If it is calm we can get into some good top water bass fishing, but this year it hasn’t been calm.
If the fish are hitting at the bigger end of the lake we will be fishing 12 – 40′ of water with a jig and a worm.
The past spring was one of the best ones we have seen for northern pike but since July the pike fishing has been elusive. Perhaps by mid August we can scare them up in the deep weeds. We use crank baits (#9 #11) , spoons, in-line spinners etc,
We are looking forward to meeting you and producing a great show. If you’d like to ask any questions, feel free to email me back or call 1-800-585-8069 (I’m usually around at noon), otherwise I’m out on the water.
See you soon.
Red Pine Wilderness Lodge
1 800 585-8069