Well, this Memorial Weekend was a bit different from last year. We usually spend the weekend with the family up at the lake. I try to mix in as much fishing as possible and of course try to start the musky season out by getting on the board early.
On Friday I fished with my Dad up on Chequamegon Bay for Smallies. The water temps were in the low 50’s and apparently had been falling all week. We had a cold, windy, high pressure day on the water which made things a bit tough. The gravel areas that held big females on beds last year at this time, had not been occupied. The gravel was spread around and was not being used for beds. We did find some beds further back in the sloughs and actually witnessed some smallies building them. The fish were tight lipped for the most part, but we did get a few nice ones to bite, including the one in the pic.
My wife and I went out for a very short musky outing on Saturday evening. We saw a couple nice fish and had nice conditions. With a little more time out there I felt like we could have made something happen. Oh well, It was great to get out there and throw the big stuff. I’ll be out there again tomorrow, the season has started!