The first week of our 2012 season is behind us. It was a tough week of weather with rain, wind, cold and hot. Virtually one of the worst opening weeks of weather we’ve seen – the only saving virtue was no snow. Fishing was hit and miss. Walleye were plentiful on our north lakes but depth of the fish varied from 4 feet to 40 feet with no consistency. Irene Lake was tough walleye fishing however it is not known as a walleye lake. Trout and bass on Irene Lake were good with northern being rather elusive on on all the lakes. Northern were caught but they were hit and miss with not much for size.
The fishermen out last week had to adapt and change their presentations and techniques with the weather. Those that managed the changes and adaptations well left smiling from ear to ear with 2013 bookings set before they left.
The weather outlook is more rain early this week and then more stabilization of May/June temperatures as the week ends.
As the weather stabilizes, we expect fishing to become more consistent too.