Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Fawcett & Antenna Lake Fishing Reports for August

Fawcett Lake August 8 - August 14, 2014

Great cabin, great equipment - great trip! Lost count of so many walleyes and pike. Week started hot then cooled with one day of rain. Clark's Resorts & Kay Air did a fine job! So did the fish!

- Richards Group

Antenna Lake August 9 - August 16, 2014

Fishing and weather was outstanding for the week. Three guys, 2,400 fish. Biggest walleye was 26.5", biggest pike was 40.5". One guy short and we still caught the most we ever had here.

- Lohr Party

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Outpost Fishing Reports July 25 - August 9, 2014

Bertrand Lake July 25 - August 1, 2014

Northern Pike fishing was slow, but starting to improve. Fish were in 8-10 feet of water on structure, some in deep weed beds. Walleye action was fast, several in the 22"-25" range, largest was 26-3/4". Back trolling with minnows was most productive. Gold or copper colours were best lure colours.

- Traub Group

Antenna Lake August 1 - August 8, 2014

Fishing was better earlier in week. Mornings were slow all week. Northern bite was slow, but 10+ over 30" including 37.5" and 40". Surface temperature was about 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Lots of Walleyes, biggest was 22". Sound end along rock walls in 10-15 feet of water was best for Walleyes. Perch shad rap or something with orange in 4' to 12' for Northerns. Excellent week. Nothing spectacular, but steady and nice weather.

- Veer Group

Fawcett Lake August 1 - August 8, 2014

First off, thanks to all the Clark's for making our trip wonderful!.  It's great to see that you've picked up the service right where L&M left off.  A fresh minnow supply every other day really puts your operation over the top and was GREATLY appreciated.  It was also great to talk to Wayne and fascinating to learn more about his bait operation.

Fishing was the best we've ever had - probably due to live bait each day.  We caught two 27" walleye and three 25" walleye.  Most fish were caught in 10'-12' with jigs and minnows.  We didn't target northerns on this trip, but many were caught jigging and several engulfed our walleyes as we brought them to the boat.  We also were impressed with the killer loons!  We saw one loon swallow and injured 13" walleye and couldn't believe that was possible.  Then on the last day, a loon chased one of our walleyes as we reeled it in, and then promptly attacked it upon release.  Amazing.

All in all it was a memorable trip - great weather, awesome fishing, well-kept accommodations and equipment, and wonderful hosts.  Can't wait to get back next year!

- Larson Group

Wright Lake August 2 - August 9, 2014

Stayed overnight at Kay Air before flying in.  Cabin was great, good individual beds for all 6 of us.  Smooth flight to Wright Lake, then mix of rain and fog for two days.  Fishing excellent right away.  Walleyes concentrated on points and rocky reefs, especially around the islands. Depth changes in 6 to 20 feet most productive.  Northerns found in the weeds and often in packs.  Fished all the lakes.  Water level adequate, but falling.  Big northern was 40 inches, walleye 24.   Group saw 2 caribou, 1 moose, and bear with 3 cubs.  Saw a feeding frenzy with gulls and loons going after a big pod of minnows out in 20 feet of water, many eagles.  By Monday, weather cleared and rest of week was perfect summer days.  great trip !!    Service from the Clarks was outstanding with fresh minnows every two days!  Generator for the cabin much appreciated.  Motors ran flawlessly.  This was first experience with Northern Lights, we are really impressed !!  Can't wait to return.

- Schmitt Group

Friday, 1 August 2014

A Few Fishing Reports for July 2014

I have a couple of outpost fishing reports to share... I haven't been getting a lot of written reports back from the groups, but I will share the ones I did get!

Bertrand Lake July 12 - July 19, 2014

Tremendous lake, loaded with big Pike, big Walleye, and lots of 18-20" Walleye. If you enjoy catching 10-12" Perch - go to West end of lake. For the week we caught the following sizes of Walleye - 29", 27.5", 27", 26.5" (x 2), 25" (x 2), 24", 23" (x 3), 22" (x 3). Northern Pike we caught 42", 38", 34", 33" (x2) and we spent about 1.5 hours fishing for Pike.

- Firchau Group

Nice 29" Walleye!

Bertrand Lake July 19 - July 26, 2014

Fishing was good. Party of 5 and estimate landed over 1,000 fish. Average walleye 15-18". Everyone in party boated walleyes over 22". One 29" walleye was caught. First day we landed 2 x 34" northern pike and had another well over 30" at the boat. A 33" was caught later in week, but overall we had some trouble finding the big pike. Good trip. Thank you.

- Whitenack Group

Antenna Lake July 26 - July 31, 2014

Great camp with great service! Any issues or needs, the base camp was quick to respond. Cabin is well maintained. Fishing was GREAT! All the walleye we could catch, lunch was easy to find, and numerous big fish. 19 northern 30"+ (2 were 40"+) Caught a 41", 42" and many high 30"s. 

- Herbert Group

That is all for now!

Until next time,