This season has already been one for the record books. It began exceptionally late with water levels as high as we’ve ever seen. Docks are underwater and rivers are flowing fast. We seemed to go from winter to summer without spring and now the last few days we’ve seen more April weather with frost yesterday morning in some areas.
With the cool temps and lots of standing water, we have perfect conditions for mosquito breeding. The mosquito population is thriving or should I say horrendous. I can honestly say I don’t recall seeing them as bad as they are right now.
I suggest you bring lots of bug spray and perhaps mosquito head nets or bug jackets. Of course, mosquito coils or other methods of eliminating those that follow you into the cabin is advisable. Our cabins do have window screens, screen porches and we have screened in fish cleaning houses. But those pesky biting machines will ride in with you so be prepared.
One group I checked on last week were even wearing their bug nets in the boat. The mosquitos are bad. Be prepared. There is no requirement to catch and release mosquitos so feel free, while you are here, to take home as many as you can carry. I hear that with a little batter and deep fried they are very tasty.
On the bright side, fishing is awesome and yesterday one boat on Seseganaga Lake landed a 31 inch walleye as well as a 43 inch northern. Both were live released back to the water.