American Foods Group – June 25-27, 2013
Our friends from AFG arrived throughout the morning. We left port with the Chairman and two Lady of the Lakes by 2:20 – seventeen guests stayed on the houseboats with two guests meeting us at our mooring spot.
Lady of the Lake
When we were moored Chef Jim and chef helper Bernie serve up a delicious chicken and rib dinner.
Wednesday morning opened with a 6:00 AM rainstorm with plenty of lightning. The forecast was calling for rain most of the day. The guides Jon Balaski, Kevin Erickson, Matt Shermoen, Ryan Schmidt, Tony Snyder, Cody Christensen and myself were all ready to go by 7:45 AM.
The morning bite was good in shallow water in bays, on the points and in deeper water with current. In the bays weed beds with the wind blowing in were hot. Best baits were crawlers on a crawler harness. On the points jigs and minnows were good. It was the same in the current areas.
We returned to the Chairman and prepared a shore lunch for 28 people. After lunch, the sun came out and a beautiful afternoon set in. The winds died down and with that so did the shallow water bite. A quick run to the current areas got us right back on track! Chef Jim served his awesome slow cooked prime rib for dinner on Wednesday night.
Back to lunch in 2013 Lund Pro V GL197
Thursday, the weatherman predicted 10-15 mph winds and clear skies. Walleyes bit well on shallow water reefs and on the rock points in about 8 feet of water. The weatherman missed his wind prediction; it died by 9:15 AM. I left and went to a wing dam in the current and we had a walleye every cast with a jig and minnow for over one hour. We had another large shore lunch and were back at by 1:30 PM.
We cleared the point in the bay we were parked in. Guess what? The weatherman corrected himself and the wind was blowing a steady 15 mph. The last afternoon was a crawler and crawler harness bonanza. The walleyes went goofy on the wind blown weed lines. Back to the houseboats for a fine meal and a morning cruise in.