Archive for August, 2009

Kids Fishing Contest Results (8-20-09)

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Mother nature brought rain with her for last week’s kids fishing contest, but that didn’t stop 6 brave and persistent kids from trying their luck off the TLL docks.  Here are the results:

Isaac from Cottage #11 caught a sunfish measuring 3 3/8″.  It was the smallest of the day.

Noah from Cottage #11 caught the most fish.  He totaled 10 fish.

Caleb from Cottage #11 caught the biggest fish.  It was a 7 1/2″ perch.

It should also be noted that Santino, Michael and Jerah were all first-time anglers who did a great job catching a lot of fish between the 3 of them.

Thanks again to all the participants.

“See You At The Lake”

Thunder Lake Lodge Fishing Report (8-16-09)

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

I don’t know about you, but my gauge for when the “dog days” of summer officially arrive is not when the weather becomes really hot, humid and sticky.  For me, it’s when the fishing action takes a dive (although I realize they are usually both related).  While the fishing off the docks for the kids has continued to produce lots of fish, general fishing action over the last few weeks has slowed considerably, especially for walleyes.  This has pretty much been the case for all area lakes.  Nothing much to report on that end.  A few little ones have been caught sporadically, but nothing consistent like in the spring and fall.  If anybody really wants to work and catch some walleyes right now on Thunder, I think trolling or casting with crankbaits at night is probably the way to go.

Largemouth and smallmouth bass are still being caught along with panfish.  Suspended crappies are being caught on small jigs in 18-30 feet of water.  The bass are biting on soft plastics with slower presentations.  However, certain nights have also produced a topwater bite on poppers and buzz baits.  Bass and all panfish will still hit a live bait bobber rig on any day.

Surprisingly though, northern pike action picked up a little in the last couple weeks as we had a few guests bring in some nice-sized pike.  As many of you know, Thunder Lake is not known for producing a whole lot of northerns, but the ones that are caught are usually big fish.  A 36 inch pike was caught and released by our guests in Cottage #10 two weeks ago.  That was the biggest fish reported this year at the resort.

Stay tuned for the fall fishing reports in September and October when water temps will drop and walleye fishing will be picking back up.  I will be sure to keep everyone posted on how our guests do during that time.  I might even get out a little too.  🙂

“See You At The Lake”

Kids Fishing Contest Results (8-13-09)

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

A season high 20 contestants entered the kids fishing contest last week on the docks at Thunder Lake Lodge. The award winners were as follows:

  • Kian from Cottage Deluxe caught the biggest fish, which was a 9 inch rock bass.
  • Thomas from Cottage #9 caught the smallest fish.  He caught a 3 1/2″ sunfish.
  • Connor from Cottage #4 reeled in the most fish during the competition.  He caught 11 total fish.

Congratulations to all the participants!

“See You At The Lake”

HOT DEALS!

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Book now for the weeks of August 22-29th and August 29th – Sept 5th and save 15% on 3 night minimum stays and 20% off full week rentals.  Just refer to this “Hot Deals” blog post upon booking to get the savings.  All specials are subject to our current availability as posted on our website.

If you book a reservation for the week of August 29th – September 5th, we will throw in Labor Day Weekend  for free.  That’s 9 nights for the price of 5!

Call or email with any questions.

NOTE:  Specials only applicable to new reservations.

“See You At The Lake”

Kids Fishing Contest Results (8-6-09)

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Eleven contestants toted rod, reel and life jacket to the docks this week for the kids fishing contest.  Here are the award winners for the week:

  • Bella from Cottage #4 caught the smallest fish.  Her sunfish measured 3 7/8″.
  • Jacob from A-Frame 2 caught the biggest fish, which was a perch measuring 8 1/4″.
  • Samantha from Cottage #12 received the award for most fish caught.  She totaled 19 fish.

Congratulations to all contestants who participated!

“See You At The Lake”

Kids Fishing Contest Results (7-30-09)

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Rods were bending for 14 successful contestants in the Kids Fishing Contest last week on the docks at Thunder Lake Lodge.  Here are the results:

  • Cade from Cottage #4 caught the smallest fish, which was a sunfish measuring 3 3/4″.
  • Brianna from Cottage #9 caught the biggest fish.  It was a 7 3/4″ perch.
  • Charlie from Cottage #11 caught the most fish.  He reeled in 7 total fish.

Congratulations to all the contestants who participated!

“See You At The Lake”