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genegodawa

Just returned from our annual trip to Cass.  7 of us had a nice week.  Saw several eagles during the week too.

 

It was windy and the effects of Cristobal also brought very cool weather for most of the week.  We hit Pike Bay twice, Dick's Bay twice, and Allen's Bay twice with success on Rockies and Gills and a few Largemouth and Perch.  The wind and waves kept us from Kitchi and also from our evening walleye fishing after dinner.  And we only landed a single Pike all week among the seven of us.   We had no luck at all in the Landing Strip area from N of Birch Villa all the way down to the Marina.   I zig zagged from 10' out to 20' the whole way one late afternoon and we got zip. I worry that the weeds are not what they used to be due to that darn zebra mussel invasion.  But I did see a guide bring in 2 clients with their walleye limit so they are there just maybe tough to find last week for us amateurs.

 

Half our group ventured into Windigo on Friday and did quite good on Largemouth with several between 12-17" and many others under 12.  My sister hooked a beautiful 20"/4.1 lb SMALLMOUTH.  It is a hog and bigger than a football and was our big fish of the week.  She also caught smallest of the week - a 3" perch.

My claim to fame was 2 Bullheads.  The 2nd one gave me a fun fight where I thought I had a nice LMB.

 

As usual, after just returning home we are already looking forward to Cass next June.

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Borch

Sounds like a good trip despite the weather.  I have been up on Cass since 6/6 and head out on 6/20.  First week was rough with all the storms, wind and bug hatches. This week has just been the wind howling with cold temps until the past day or 2 when it warmed up.  Daytime eyes have been tough so I've focused more on perch and gills with some success.  Have caught some eyes from 5-17 fow during the day mostly on crawlers.  At night they have been on top hitting crankbaits.  Lots of small eyes being caught so the future is bright! 

 

One of these years we'll have to connect up here as our vacations usually overlap. 

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genegodawa

Right Borch, maybe we should.

Usually our group logs many hours on the water during our week but I would gladly meet up and buy you a beer.  I know you are a Cass/Kitchi lover and have also been on here a long time too so I could use some pointers from ya! 

 

Too bad the chat boards have lost the interest of so many.  We used to have quite some good chats on here about everything-not just Cass.

 

God willing I retire in 2 years and hope to spend my first month June on "vacation".  Maybe we can grab a beer then if not next year?

Good fishing to ya.  

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Borch

Sounds good we've been staying at Stony Point Campground the past several years for 2 weeks and enjoy a cold beer.   Usually log a lot of fishing hours too.  If you see a red and white warrior tiller with a mercury hanging on back its probably me.  Swing by and say hi.  I fish all over the lake day and night.  Last night was good with some nice eyes caught trolling cranks.

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Borch,  Fished Cass  6/13 - 18.  Windy most of the time & couldn't fish where I wanted.  Did catch a couple of 20 plus eyes and some keepers.  Fished Andursia and finally found some better pike and a few eyes.  Don't know what the future holds for Cass, seems like it isn't the same lake it was a few years ago b/c of the zebras.  Will try Cass again in the fall & hope for better luck

 

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Borch

The lake is definitely changing due to invasives.   The cabbage and weed growth if any type have really taken a hit since the zebras have shown up.  Cass has always been clear but is ultra clear now.   Day bite has really gotten tough.

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John W B in Iowa

Have a cabin at Stony Point starting 6/12/21.  There will be 4 of us in two boats.  We will mostly be looking for Walleyes, but will also be looking for perch because you can keep so many.  Might try a morning or night trying for a Musky, but will have to troll for them, as my Father in Law is 88 and can't chuck plugs for hours.  I did order a map of the lake that has a 50 or so fishing spots marked, so hopefully that will help.  Andrusia looks interesting.

 

We have been going to Canada for a lot of years, mostly working with standard jigs and crawlers for walleyes.  We use a lot of 1/8 inch jigs, but might have to go heavier in Cass, to get down in deeper water.

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