It's been a while since my last report - I've been busy! I have had several guide trips and they've been going pretty good - catching walleyes and smallmouths mostly. Weather has been pretty good so that's really helped the fishing out quite a bit. We're have LOT'S OF FUN!!!
This past weekend Troy Norman and I teamed up for the Shaw Dryden Walleye Masters on Wabigoon Lake. It was our first time fishing the tournament and we walked away with a 20th place finish in the 113 boat field. The event was very well run, we had a great time and will definately be back next year! For a look at the tournament website and to find the final results check out www.drydenwalleyemasters.ca
Troy holds one of our better walleyes from the weekend - a healthy 22 incher he caught on a Rapala X-Rap Shap crankbait. We caught the rest of our fish trolling Northland Crawler Harness Spinners tipped with a crawler. We caught a BUNCH of fish during our two practice days and both days of the tournament. I was pulling my spinners on a 7'6" medium action Shimano Crucial spinning rod, Stradic CI4 reel and 15 pound Power Pro line. We were catching our fish in really shallow water and were not putting any weight in front of the spinner at all.
Mick Stenson and Chuck Carlson from Minnesota with a big walleye Chuck caught on Lake of the Woods last week. Caught on a Northland Fire-Ball Jig tipped with a leech
Mick Stenson with a beauty smallmouth - Lake of the Woods
Diana and Ron Bonofiglio with one of several "doubles" of big smallmouths on Shoal Lake
Rodrigo Espitia from Columbia with a nice walleye he caught on a recent trip
All of the fish above were released