The new Spring Bay Resort Summer Outing was a complete success! We missed several couples and teams who were unable to attend this year, and assure them they missed a really good bite for crappies, bluegills, walleyes, bass, and pike. Muskies were predictably slow with 4 caught from Saturday to Friday. Walleye fishing was very good with most caught trolling Lindy Rigs or lead core crank baits. Crappies were plentiful and averaged 11″, bluegills ridiculous and averaged 8″ for a ‘keeper’ (one was caught that was 11″), pike plentiful and good size with several over 30″, and everyone who tried caught smallmouth and largemouth bass.
Everyone attending left with several nice raffle prizes donated by Suick Lures, TI Tackle, Vexan Fishing, Tooth Tamer Rods, ZIP Firestarters, OutdoorsFIRST, Violent Strike Lures, and Spring Bay Resort and Guide Service. Trophies were awarded to the angler who caught the largest fish of each species (see board shot above), and everyone attending was encouraged to share information, which they did. The largest crappie of the trip caught by attendees was over 14″, with lots of fish caught from 11.5″ to 13.5. Steve Worrall caught one the last day that touched a bit over 15″. As usual, the hospitality at Spring Bay Resort was exceptional, the steak fry tremendous, and the week WAY too short.
The fire pit late night parties were popular, with a good number of folks staying up very late and getting on the water the next day late, too. See you next Summer!