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gonorthanychance

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Spent the week before last up at the cabin on Northern Light Lake (ON). By the end of the week the lake level was up about seven inches from earlier in May, still about 25 inches below normal. The Ham Lake fire made it up both sides of Trout Bay, skipped over to Moose Island and into some other islands in Moose Bay. Sure looks a lot different seeing miles of shoreline, just black and gray.

Most of the walleye action was close to the river up in the north end of Trafalgar Bay, didn't find any out in the main lake to speak of. Caught some whitefish still shallow. The smallmouths continue to grow, several 20 inches plus, the largest was slightly over 22" caught by my 8 year old nephew.

Heading back up next week to spend the week of the fourth, hopefuuly the walleye action on the main lake will be up and running by then.

Go North

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    • kelly-p
      According to the Army Corp of Engineers weather station here in Waskish we have had a grand total of  1.29 inches of precipitation so far in 2018.  When we were burning the grass of there was still about 30% snow cover. The flames were hitting 10 feet high.
    • Wanderer
      Nice to see there might actually be some ice melting up that way! jkrash, those are hooded mergansers though.   I might’ve called out my first woodie sighting this year as one of those too.  But nah!  I know what I saw had to be woodie! Haha! Seriously though, I’ve seen more, and more variety of ducks this spring than ever  in my life.  The late lake ice outs have made the river a diver Mecca.  I think I saw a few with Ely or bust signs on em too!  The bulk of woodies have been in the Little Falls area for about a week, some for a couple.  The hoodeds have been here for at least a month. They’re all coming though!
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    • mrpike1973
      Wow great job!! Looks like a nice young generation of care takers of the land. Thank you all for your efforts! Sure a nice day today.
    • eyeguy 54
      I see one of my hot spots   Nice job JC and kids!
    • SkunkedAgain
      I just cut it out, dip it in the breading, fry it fins up/meat down, and eat the meat off like you are eating oysters.
    • SkunkedAgain
      Keep on rockin' Tommy. 
    • mrpike1973
      Thanks! those suckers are sure fun!
    • JeremyCampbell
      Bonus!! Glad to hear you caught fish already on open water.Might explore some water soon too.Sure is nice out
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