Yesterday was a bust as rain and heavy winds kept the boats at dock. The ones willing to brave the weather and fish the north deck did have some luck with sauger, walleye, and of course, northern pike. The pattern has been shallow weed lines in bays on Kab and the deeper holes (30'-40') in the Namakan channel. The elusive walleye have yet to turn on the feeding frenzy but with water temps coming up it will be any day now. Sauger have been more common. A lot of anxious boats on the water this morning so should have an update on the bite soon.
Northern pike are their usual aggressive self as well as small mouth bass. Casting shorelines with just about anything is turning fish.
Those after perch are still finding them shallow and getting good numbers when a school is located. The perch coming in are jumbos.
The first mayfly hatch should happen anytime now which will more than likely change the feeding pattern again.
When out on the lake, keep watch for all the newborns as the lake is alive with new eyes looking at the world for the first time. Goslings and ducklings are a common sight now as well as deer fawn. They don't know enough to get out the way so please admire with caution.
Summer has just begun and as always its never a bad day in Voyageurs National Park!