The first week of the season is behind us. After a few weeks of beautiful weather and the first fishermen went into the bush, we had a cold front come through and slow down the fishing. Water temps went down and it was not as fast and furious fishing as we had last season during the first week. There was some nice afternoons where our fishermen had some success. As always walleye fishing was good and the Daniels guys reporting catching more big walleyes than in years past. Here are some early fishing reports!
Cherrington lake-first afternoon, 4 guys, well over 100 fish in first 2 hours! Largest for the trip, Walleye 28 inches, Northern 46 inches!!!
Loree lake-Lots of fish, Walleye 26 inches, Northern 38 inches.
Vee lake- slower than normal but caught 2-38 inch northerns and a 29 inch walleye.
Cobham Daniel-29.5 inch walleye with many up to 26 inches and 2- 41 inch northerns.
Cobham River- The guys who were a day late in getting to their destination had the best luck! 4 monster pike over 40 inches for Doug C. himself and 12 over 38 inches! Doug retired his favorite lure to the cabin at the Cobham. It had lost an eye and was taking on water. The rest of the group said that they needed to invest in bigger lures for 2012. They found the fish deeper on the sunny days and had some really big ones in the 46 to 48 inch class follow them right up to the boat and stare at them.
We have some pictures from the last week which I will get up soon. In the meantime, here are some pictures of the new boat ramp at Shearstone being built by our 2011 crew.