Sorry we were a bit M.I.A. on the blog this week. It was a combination of our town trip falling on the day when the ENTIRE town of Red Lake was without power and some intermittent internet challenges through out the week at the lodge. And we had a full house, so there is that.
This week was WONDERFUL!!! Again, we can’t say enough how much we love our guests. The group that loaded up to head home this morning came to Eagle Falls Lodge for the first time in 1986. As in the year I was born.
A nice looking group, eh?
These guys fished pretty hard on both Red Lake and Parker Lake. I think they would all agree that most of the walleye were found anywhere from 5-9 ft of water. The walleye are still very shallow. We are just beginning to see weeds pop up on Parker Lake, which suggests the lake weed growth, water temperature, and normal patterns are a bit behind compared to an average year.
These guys are veterans and had a blast catching loads of really nice fish, as the walleye bite continues to improve following a late ice-out earlier this spring.
Check out some of these lunkers:
Bill with a nice 35 inch northern pike on Parker Lake
Dennis with his 25.5 inch walleye on Red Lake
Don’s 26.5 inch walleye on Red Lake
Don’s 27.25 inch walleye on Red Lake
Don’s 28.25 inch walleye on Red Lake
– the largest walleye to date on the 2013 catch and release board
Here is John with a nice walleye off of Red Lake
Not sure which looks better, the fish or that sharp looking Eagle Falls Lodge hat he’s wearing!
Here is Gary with his 39 inch northern pike
Another big walleye on Parker Lake caught by Dave this week
Here is Mel with his 24.5 inch walleye
Randy had the biggest northern for the week – 40 inches
And check out Skip’s fat 19.5 inch walleye off of Parker Lake
All the photographed fish above were caught and released this week! Way to go guys!
One thing we continue to be encouraged by are the really healthy, fat looking walleye that guys (and gals) are catching on both Red Lake and Parker Lake this year.
We will continue to see more weeds sprout up on Parker and in the shallower bays on Red Lake which is typical for this time of year. I’m sure the fishing will only get better next week.
I better finish up the town errands and head back to camp to gear up for the group arriving tomorrow!