The summer of 2018 was pretty good in terms of weather. Glorious sunsets, barely any rained out days and few mosquitos. You're probably thinking, "Wait, that doesn't sound like good fishing weather". However, you'll see by the following catches it was a great fishing season here in Northwest Ontario.
The official start of 'summer' up here is the May Long weekend when the walleye season opener.
We had an extra long winter this year, and many were wondering if they lakes would be open by walleye opener. Well, they opened on time and then we skipped spring and went straight into summer. Temps on the long weekend were beautiful and then spiked and gave us a heat wave followed by 4 or 5 days of cooler stormy weather. The key to fishing though is adaptability when conditions change. Luckily the fish were hungry and the fishing season started out great.
Wine Lake Camp
Mike Becka landed this beautiful 46" northern pike on Wine Lake May 20, 2018. The fish of a lifetime! Wine Lake Camp has been practicing catch and release fishing. This means that you can eat smaller fish during your stay, but you cannot keep any trophy-sized fish. The results of this practice definitely show!