Pike and bass fishing is still typically good trolling over deeper water adjacent to shallow bays and casting weed beds with Lost Bay being most consistent. Keeping your distance and throwing long casts are more productive as the fish are a little smarter these days!
The meteor shower we were all hoping to see didn't exactly work in our favor as we had cloudy nights which hindered viewing.
Deer are walking shorelines trying to escape the most recent bug hatch (pesky non biting midges, NOT mayflies thankfully!) so there is a good chance of seeing a nice buck in velvet. In a couple weeks they will be anxious to start rubbing it off and shining up those antlers to get ready for fall and the battle for does that follow.
Recreational boating with skiers and tubers have been a common sight with the warm weather and everyone trying to get in those last few weeks on the lake before the kids head back to school and fall sports!
It's crazy to think where the summer went but there is still plenty of time left to spend on the lake and enjoy the amazing Voyageurs National Park!