The action is hot on Chequamegon Bay for smallmouth and just about every thing that swims in the bay. The early fall into October is probably some of the best fishing for smallies in the world. Plenty of big fish are stacking up and putting on the weight. I've had several fish boated pushing 7lbs in the last two weeks. Those same fish have the potential to reach 8lbs by end of October easily. On some days you can count 15 boats scattered around the bay chasing bronzebacks and other days just a handful. As we move into October, those number dwindle fast. The fishing will be going strong though, especially for the big fish.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Yep, I know I haven't been posting a lot, but I'm not a big blogger anyways. So here we go at another attempt. Up here in the Northland we can feel Fall fast approaching. Summer is on it's way out. Along with the change of seasons comes the change in fishing. Steelhead and salmon are staging in the big pond just out in front of their home rivers. Big smallmouth know they have to fill those stomachs. The bigger pike sense the cooling water and are starting to creep closer and stay longer in the shallows. Musky know their time has come to have some fun chasing fish and just scaring them to death. Why? Because they can! I want to flog more water this year for esox. Am I getting the fever to push the limits of fly fishing for this top warm water predator? Who knows, except that it's addicting and fun! Tight lines!