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Windy City Walleye Hunter

2006 Cass Lake Vacation Report

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Heeeees Baaack!

It is the world famous Windy City Walleye Hunter reporting from the beautiful south side of Chicago. Sorry this is a week late but I had a snafu with my computer switching from dial up (ugh) to high speed broadband (sweet) and lost use of the ole puter for a few days. Our two week trip was a rousing success with everybody bringing home their limits of walleye and I have to say that I was really impressed with the quality of the fish we caught. I had only two or three throwbacks (12-13") in two weeks. It seemed like every Walter we caught went between 16 and 19 inches. My best was a 20 incher though my 19" weighed more, by far. A real fatty. Brain took out my self, my father in law, my step dad, my son and his girlfriend, my other son and his wife and my daughter and her boyfriend and everybody brought back some nice additions to the family freezer. Fishing was tough and you really had to put your time in on the water as the temps teetered near 100 the first week of our trip. Ciscos were floating belly up everywhere on the lake and the fish really had to be coaxed to bite.

Second week was better with temps dropping to normal. We loved our new cabin at Wishbone Resort, they have almost replaced their entire resort with fine new cabins. Some have A/C and all have ceiling fans everywhere, sun decks, screened porches and kitchen cooking islands. High class living to be sure.

Brian was, once again, the ultimate guide. Teaching the "newbies" while putting the veterans on the fish. Only one problem with my step dad who was fishing for the first time and with three lines out trolling crankbaits his lure managed to catch both the other lines. I think Brian had to cut off about 150 feet of Fireline (ouch). Sorry Brian, hope the tip will cover a new spool. My wife won about $150 at the casino in Cass Lake and I won about $300 playing Texas Hold Em at the Northern Lights in Walker. I would have to say this trip was a huge success and like my 5 year old grandaughter says, "This was the greatest day of my life". This was the 7th year for my 6 year old granddaugher who came up for the first time when she was only 5 months old. Cass Lake and Wishbone Resort is quickly becoming second nature to all 4 of my grand kids and next year will be our familys 20th Year Anniversary, we are already planning tee shirts. Like Tigger says, Ta Ta For Now!

Windy

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    • fish_hunt_guy
      That seems to be the case alot at Lundeens unfortunately
    • geliason
      Just got back from 2 days out of Walleye Retreat. Fishing wasn't on fire, but we ended up with a limit for 5 guys and a nice fish fry. Walleyes were 2:1 over saugers and most were in the 14-15" range. The keeper saugers were 14"-17". We fished in 29 FOW and had steady action throughout the day, with most of it being 10:00-3:00. Biggest walleyes 19 and 23 were 8' off the bottom. As others have posted, we had LOTS of lookers, who would not commit. Hottest bait was a plain red hook for deadstick and a small, gold "Slender Spoon". That caught 70% of the fish. I know others out of the resort struggled, so luck continues to be the variable.
    • BassThumb.
      It really slowed down since this warm-up began last week. The fish seem more scattered now. I think they're on the move to deeper haunts. I bet it'll pick up shortly since this is a stable warm front. 
    • jwmiller33
      Nice work Frank. I look forward to the day that I can say that I am fishing a lake that I fished 30 years ago.
    • monstermoose78
      This year I will be able to leave Finn at home, so I can fish. @Cret Jigs @Shack Anyone I missed come and join the fun. Let's get this set so we have time draw a crowd!