Reports have been coming in from Northwind Lodge guests. While the week started out slow, it began to pick up tis pace yesterday as many Northwind Lodge guests caught small mouth and large mouth bass, bluegills, northern pike and perch. We have several guests at the lodge and everybody has been eating fish in the last two days. One guest caught an 18″ small mouth bass with several more reported in the 3 to 4 lb. range. Another party ended up boating about 15 small and large- mouths combined yesterday (June 15). As I predicted from looking at the weather, the increasing barometric pressure of yesterday afternoon resulted in great catching action for most of the day but particularily from 3 PM to 9 PM. One guest had the drag ripped out of his reel by a very large fish which subsequently broke his line and took his lure. He said “aside from almost losing his rod, he didn’t have a chance.” Who doesn’t love a violent fish attack?
Fire last night at the beach
Several guests ended fishing by supper time since they had a good day and wanted to kick back on the beach and enjoy a campfire. That was evidenced by the Adirondack chairs circled around the fire pit.
Today, a whole bunch are heading over to Wood Lake in search of excellent walleye fishing in the BWCA. Unfortunately, the barometric pressure is dropping today, but any movement, even downward can improve biting activity. It’s when it sits steady and unbudging (hi or low) that makes fishing somewhat sluggish.
Bug Activity for this week at Northwind Lodge: I saw a mosquito and killed it. They are coming out at dusk a bit, but they aren’t here in full force by any means. That makes sales of bug repellent kind of lousy, but it’s been really nice!
Temperature for this week: During the day it has reached 80° F for about an hour – once. At night it is dropping to 45º F or so. Our cabin guests have all been complaining that they are sleeping too hard and it is tough to get out of bed.
Comments of the week thus far: From three unrelated parties in three different cabins – “I really love my cabin!” & “We’re having a really great time!”
Northwind Lodge footpaths in the morning sun