Archive for August, 2010

Kids Fishing Contest Results (8-19-10)

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

We had 8 contestants last week in the Kids Fishing Contest at TLL.  Here are the results:

  • Micah Bonick from Cottage #11 caught the smallest fish of the afternoon.  It was a 4 inch sunfish.
  • Mikenna Johnson from Cottage Deluxe caught 13 total fish, which was the most.
  • Mikenna’s sister Madelynn Johnson from Cottage Deluxe caught the biggest fish of the week, which was a 7  1/4″ bluegill.

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Kids Fishing Contest Results (8-12-10)

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Five young fisherman competed against one another last Thursday in the Kids Fishing Contest on the docks at TLL.  Once again, the parents were there to cheer them on.  Here are the results:

  • Sarah Fogelman from Cottage #4 caught a 4  1/8 inch sunfish, which was the smallest fish of the day.
  • Ashley Clements from A-Frame #1 caught 10 total fish, which was the most.
  • Colton Brown from Cottage #3 caught the biggest fish of the day.  It was a 7  3/4 inch bluegill.

Congratulations to all the contestants!

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TLL Scenes

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

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Kids Fishing Contest Results (8-5-10)

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Four contestants gathered on the TLL docks last week for a very competitive kids fishing contest.  Here are the results:

  • Luke Meyers from Cottage Deluxe won the award for Best Perch Fisherman by hauling in a 7  1/2″ perch.
  • Ryan Morrison from Cottage #5 caught the smallest fish of the day, which was a 4 inch sunfish.
  • Nathan Peterson from Cottage #5 caught the most fish of the day.  He caught 6 total fish.
  • The big fish of the day went to Jordan Meyers from Cottage Deluxe, who caught a 10 inch crappie!

Congrats to all the participants!

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Bird’s Eye View Of Thunder Lake

Friday, August 6th, 2010

We had the luxury of hosting a pilot this week who actually flew his own plane into Longville and then drove to visit us at Thunder Lake Lodge.  We would like to thank Danny & Doris for the great photos they took of Thunder Lake Lodge from the air.  Thought we would share them with you.  For those of you that have been here before, you will have an appreciation and understanding of the water color from the photos.  Enjoy:

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Kids Fishing Contest Results (7-29-10)

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Last Thursday’s Kids Fishing Contest, which was the 7th of 2010, yielded 9 contestants looking for their catch off the docks at TLL.  Here are the notables from last week:

  • Cade Hatlestad from Cottage #4 caught the smallest fish, which was a 4 1/4″ sunfish.
  • Charlie Katona from Cottage #7 caught the most fish.  He reeled in 8 total fish.
  • Brother Nick Katona, also from Cottage #7, caught the biggest fish of the  day.  It was an 8  3/4″ rock bass.

Congrats to all who participated!

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Thunder Lake Lodge Fishing Report (8-3-10)

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Surface water temps are around 75 degrees and the walleye fishing report has been strange lately to say the least.  Fish have been hitting on crankbaits in 30 feet of water over 60-80 feet while chasing schools of suspended ciscos and tullibees.  Most of the action for this method has occurred during the evening hours.  Walleyes were also picked up by our guests recently in 7-10 feet of water adjacent to steep dropoffs on spinner rigs with minnows.  These fish were picked up during all hours of the day.  This is probably the most walleye action we have seen in the first week of August in our time here.

Crappie fishing is still holding strong and has been consistently the best bite all year.  Numbers of crappies have been caught by our guests throughout the year on all sorts of different presentations.  Right now, bobber and minnow setups in 15-20 feet of water have been producing the best.

A few northern pike have also been taken recently.  Nothing huge, but numbers have been up compared to prior years.

Smallmouth and largemouth fishing continues to be great as well.  Pretty much anything you throw at them has been working lately.  The bass have definitely moved to deeper water and structure lately however during the warmer last few weeks.  Deep-running crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jig ‘n’ pig combos have been producing fish.

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