Archive for August, 2011

Kids Fishing Contest Results (8-18-11)

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

On another sunny, beautiful Thursday afternoon at Thunder Lake, 10 contestants gathered on the docks on August 18th for the kids fishing contest at TLL.  This crew caught a total of 75 fish between them all!  Here are the superlatives for the week:

  • Isaac Bonick from Cottage #11 caught the smallest fish of the day, which was a 4 inch sunfish.
  • Cody Clements in A-Frame #2 caught the most fish of the day.  He caught 13 fish.
  • Cottage #5‘s Claire Nilan caught the biggest fish of the day.  She caught a gigantic 9 1/2 inch rock bass!

Congratulations to all of you that participated!  What a great group of fishermen!


“See You At The Lake”

Kids Fishing Contest Results (8-11-11)

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Nine contestants battled it out on the TLL docks during the August 11th kids fishing contest.  After 30 minutes of intense fishing action, here are the notables that distinguished themselves at the end:

  • Jillian Dunphy from Cottage #11 caught the smallest fish of the day.  It was a 4 1/4 inch perch.
  • Cottage Deluxe’s Jordan Hellie and McCleary Cabin’s Ben Condon tied for most fish caught, which was a total of 10 fish.
  • Micheal Mitzuk from the McCleary Cabin caught the biggest fish of the day.  It was a 7 1/2 inch rock bass.

Congrats to all the participants!

“See You At The Lake”

Thunder Lake Lodge Fishing Report (8-19-11)

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Fishing for the last month has been slower, especially for walleyes.  Water surface temps soared to 80 degrees as of a week ago or so and that really made walleye fishing tough for our guests.  As of today, the surface temps are around 73 degrees.  Temps will probably gradually decline during the next month or so and that will trigger the walleyes to go into “fall feedbag” mode and we will definitely see improved fishing for them.

Crappie fishing has been pretty consistent for the last few weeks.   We have had a few guests picking up fish in 8-14 feet of water using crappie minnows on bobber setups.  However just a plain jig with a plastic body has probably outproduced the live bait method.  Specifically within the last week and half or so, we have seen more crappies being brought in by our guests.

Bass fishing has still maintained its success rate numbers as well.  Smallmouth and largemouth have been being caught in a variety of ways.  Big smallies (18-19 inches) are still very common, but we haven’t seen the bigger largemouth being caught.  Soft plastics and topwater plugs have been producing smallies in shallower water during the evening bite, while live bait rigs have been picking up “cruisers” in deeper depths.

This is the time of year when we start to see an upswing in the fishing for all species.  The dog days are coming to an end and the fish will instinctively become more active for feeding, especially the walleyes.  The fall bite is coming and you can be sure I will be out as much as I can to give everyone a report.  We’ll keep you updated.  Feel free to come take advantage of our cheaper fall rates for some great fishing.

“See You At The Lake”

Kids Fishing Contest Results (8-4-11)

Monday, August 15th, 2011

The August 4th Kids Fishing Contest had 7 participants who were looking to catch the biggest, smallest or most fish for the weekly competition.  Here are the notables from the week:

  • Sophia Racette in Condo #6 caught the smallest fish of the day.  It was a 4 1/8 inch sunfish.
  • Dylan Aitkin in Condo #1 caught the most fish of the day.  He caught 10 total fish.
  • The biggest fish of the day was caught by Austin Saari, who stayed in the Cottage Deluxe.  He caught an 8 inch rock bass.

Congrats to all the participants!

“See You At The Lake”

Kids Fishing Contest Results (7-28-11)

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

70 fish were caught by 10 willing participants in last week’s kids fishing contest during some gorgeous low-80 degree weather and sunshine on the docks at TLL.  Here are the notables:

  • Emma Schaefer from Cottage #4 caught the most fish of the day.  She caught 13 total fish.
  • Nick Katona from Cottage #7 caught the smallest fish of the dat, which was a 4 1/4 inch sunfish.
  • The biggest fish of the day was caught by Evelyn Oliver from A-Frame #1.  She caught a 7 3/4 inch bluegill.

Congrats to all the participants.  You all did great!

“See You At The Lake”