Monday, September 24, 2012

Swinging Into Fall

Well the sizzling hot summer of Muskie fishing is starting to change as the weather changes into fall. We had an awesome August as well as a great start to September. We had great days with good numbers of fish boated as well as 3 trophy Muskie over the 30lb. mark! We do anticipate a bit of a slowdown in the action during the change from summer to fall but with the numbers and quality of fish still being boated the fall has some great potential for some fat trophy Muskie to come! This should be a great time as all the numbers of fish that we have been catching all summer will be fattening up for winter, so the action should be good with the possibility of a monster Muskie all the time! We have also noticed on the last few of our Bass/Muskie Combo trips that we have been catching a good number of Perch at the same time, which lets us know that they are in the process of getting into their large schools again for the fall. This should be a great season to fill some buckets with Lake St. Clair jumbo yellow belly Perch, which are the best eating fish in fresh water! We will be running trips for Muskie & Perch through the end of October. We still have some limited availability in the end of September as well as during October. If you are interested in hunting down some monster Muskies this fall or just want to fill the freezer with some fresh Perch give us a call to set up your trips now. The season will be over soon so don’t wait and miss out on some great fishing with your friends, family or clients! We look forward to hearing from you and hope to get you out fishing soon! Tight Lines, Capt. Kevin

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Heat Is ON...

Yes the 2012 Fishing Season is in full swing and the action has been as hot as the weather lately! We have been averaging 10 - 12 Muskies per trip and have even had days where over 24 Muskies in one trip were boated! We boated 5 Muskies over the 50 in. mark and 4 over the 30 lb. mark with the largest to beat at 36.6 lbs. However, the lake and heat has turned the Monster Muskies on as there have been 3 Muskies over the 40 lbs. mark boated on the lake and successfully released back into the lake to be caught another day. The action should hold good for a while and we still have some availability for August thru October. The Bass fishing has still been awesome with 7-9 dozen fish on average boated per trip. We have seen a good number of larger Bass this season with many over the 4 - 5 lb. mark. The biggest Bass so far this season was 6.5 lbs. and it was 22 inches! Now that is a monster Bass! The Bass fishing should continue to be good through the start of September. The Perch have been starting to bite already as we have caught 25 keepers on our Bass Charters. We will be starting our Perch trips mid September thru October. We will be offering trophy Muskie hunts during October for those who just want to get a big Muskie and are not as concerned with numbers. Give us a call to set up your summer or fall trips now while we still have dates available! We look forward to hearing from you soon and hope to get you out fishing this season as the fishing is great! Tight Lines, Capt. Kevin Backus