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Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/24 to 8/31 2019 Part 2|
Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/24 to 8/31 2019 Part 2
The Klimes family Group returned for their 7th consecutive year headed by Brian & his boys Tyler, & Jordan, from Willow Brook, IL, Kenny with his son Kameron from St Louis, and Kansas City, MO and brother Kerry from Phoenix, AZ. First day they started their trip with the third annual Eddie Clark fishing tournament. Rules are based on a total point value attained by selecting your largest fish and if a Smallmouth Bass you can double the length, a Northern Pike is it’s length straight up, and a Muskie is it’s length plus an additions 2.5 points. So a 20-inch Smallmouth is worth 40 points, a 41-inch Northern Pike is 41 points and a 40-inch Musky would be 42.5 points. At the days end after all the fish were tallied it was Kenny who won with his 34-inch Northern Pike.
2nd day was very good fishing for Brian and Tyler catching 20 fish including some nice Pike and Tyler landed a great looking 34-inch Tiger Muskie. Kerry and Jordan did very well Smallmouth Bass fishing and Jordan caught two Master Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass measuring 18 and 18.5-inches.
Third and final day was a super day fishing with Brian, Tyler and Jordan catching many Northern Pike and some Smallmouth Bass while Kerry, Kenny and Cameron got into some very large fish. Kameron catching a 38.5-inch Muskie, Kenny caught a 39-inch Northern Pike that was a brute, and Kerry hooked and landed an Enormous 48.5-inch Tiger Muskie. These three caught about a half dozen more Northern Pike all coming on a Suick lure all within a short period of time. This was a Fantastic end to another very memorable Klimes family fishing vacation. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge once again to make some of your special family memories.
Tyler Tennant from Lakeway, TX and Pete Higman from Gurnee, IL returned for their 17th trip with us at Fireside Lodge. 1st day out they had very windy conditions, limiting their presentations and locations, but stopped counting the Northern Pike they caught after the 12th biggest being 31-inches. 2nd day was all about Muskie fishing and did they had a very exciting day. Tyler said the action they had was incredible having countless follows plus Tyler had 4 Muskie on and lost. The best part was the Muskie were aggressively attacking surface lures and at times leaping totally out of the water, which was magnificent to see. Tyler did catch a 35-inch Muskie, Pete a 34-inch Northern Pike with a very large girth, and an 18-inch Master Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass.
3rd day we had a classic Canadian cold front move in with cold rain and very windy conditions. They persevered all day long coming back weather beaten but not without fishing stories catching some nice Northern Pike and Pete caught his 2nd Master Anglers Award Trophy Smallmouth Bass measuring 18-inches. 4th day stayed very windy and was a bit colder but they fished all day long Tyler saying they caught plenty of fish however not the big fish they were looking, except that Pete caught his 3rd Trophy Smallmouth Bass measuring 18-inches making it three trophies in 3 days.
5th day was targeted towards Muskie and was it ever a rough weather day having only a high of 58F with high winds and cold rain, but they pushed through fishing all day and were rewarded for it by catching two nice Muskie with Pete’s being a large 36.5-inches and plenty of nice size Pike. 6th and final day they topped off their trip catching numbers, all Northern Pike. Both had a fabulous time and hope to return in 2020.
Bob & Jane Babcock from Midland MI arrived for their 22nd consecutive year fishing with us at Fireside Lodge. 1st day was a very windy rainy day with classic cold front conditions but they managed to catch some Northern Pike with Bob coming up with a BIG FAT 37-inch Northern Pike. 2nd day Bob continued his success catching Northern Pike on a Blue Fox spinner with a purple pink blade and a purple bell. He has a terrific assortment of specialty lures for big Musky and Northern Pike but every time he throws this spinner he catches fish. 3rd day Bob kept his streak going catching Northern Pike 30-34.5-inches, again using his special lure. Jane also caught fish but missed a HUGE Muskie while using a favorite Spoon of hers made by Sebile. 4th day Bob had another good day catching a number of 30-inch plus Northern Pike, Largest 35-inches plus he landed a 37.5- inch Tiger Muskie.
5th and final day Jane said Bob seemed to catch a fish on ever lure he threw catching more fish for the day, however Jane caught the largest fish, a 33-inch Pike, and exciting event happened upon its release. The fish was a little slow in swimming away when all of a sudden a very large Muskie showed up and appeared to be sizing up Jane’s catch for its next meal. Jane and Bob got a good look at the fish saying it was huge, and I guess it would have to be big wanting to eat a 33-inch Pike. Both left having fabulous time and Bob had already made mention on what he may do different next year.
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Hot Lures: Mepps Spinner, Mepps Musky Maribou, Blue Fox Spinner, Dardevle Spoon, Rapala Skitter Walk, Suick,
Catches of The Week: 48.5-inch Tiger Muskie, 43-inch Muskie, 39-inch Muskie, 38-inch Muskie, 39-inch Northern Pike, 19-inch Smallmouth Bass 7-18 to 19-inches, 21 Muskie caught 100’s of Follows
Well, that's it for this weeks Fireside Lodge Fishing News Report, Please stay tuned for next weeks report. Until then "Keep On Fish'n" Alan