Our 2017 season began with the excitement of Myron & I each launching new, V203 DC model Warrior boats. Powered by Mercury Verado 300 four stroke engines they are sweet rides! We are so proud to be partnered as pro staff with Mon-Dak Marine, Warrior Boats Inc, Mercury Marine #Go Boldly, Navico aka Lowrance, Cisco Fishing Systems, National Products aka RAM mounts, Pure Fishing. Myron used the Lowrance HDS 9 for his Sirius Marine weather, which is a fantastic safety tool. He used the Lowrance HDS 12 on the bow paired with his Minnkota trolling motor and Humminbird’s Chirp SI units networked counsel and bow for their Lakemaster map that is so awesome with the I-link. My boat had the Humminbird Chirp SI units and a Lowrance Hook 9 on the bow. We experienced a lot of trouble pairing the Humminbird units with the trolling motor sonar, which lead us to use the internal transducer on our Lowrance units and networking the front and counsel units off the rear transducer. That also allowed us to use all the features provided in the Humminbird, rather than limiting it to the generic transducer in the trolling motor.
We had another good summer with new guests and others who have fished with us for years. Baitfish were so plentiful, you would mark huge baitballs on the locators! The fish we caught are healthy and fat, they will be fatter next summer thanks to all the feed they have. Those big trophies are such a thrill and we had plenty of them slide over the gunnels this year. While we caught plenty of walleye, northern pike & some dandy smallmouth bass, it was more of a challenge as frankly, the fish didn’t need us…they had plenty of natural bait. We explored other tactics that increased our success, and proved you never stop learning. Visit our photo album to see some of the great fish our guests took this year. Thank you each and every one who chose to fish with us and our guides.
Next year is already shaping up and we have new guides jumping through the licensing hoops as we speak. I can hardly wait to have all their paperwork finished so I can introduce them to you. The enthusiasm that new people bring to our team is contagious, they draw off the experience of those who have been at it longer. Everyone benefits! We’re looking forward to serving you during 2018!