For the past week walleyes have been jumping and guests tried a different method of fishing them. Instead of a jig & a minnow they used a Rapala jerk bait & cast into the area they had seen the walleye jumping. They caught many walleye & were happy with all the action. Water temperature has been varying from 62-68 depending on the bay, time of day, etc. Some mayflies on the lake over the last few days. The hatch depends on when the ice goes out (May 6th this yr) & how fast the water warms.
Guests have seen a cow moose & 2 calves out on the lake. There is a pair of geese at our landing along w/their 4 little ones. Guests are starting to see baby loons on the back of their parents. New life all around us. That’s all for now. Always lots to do here. Jerry & Ellie
This is such a beautiful time of year. There are so many wildflowers blooming at this time along the driveway. We walked our 1/2 mile driveway yesterday and found oxeye daisy, wild roses, yellow & orange haw weed, columbine, lupine (3 different colors), beach pea, common blue-eyed grass and meadow buttercup. They don’t last nearly long enough but we, along with many guests, enjoy them while we can. Many bouquets are gathered over the summer. Mother Nature is the best florist of all. Jerry & Ellie
It’s been very busy here with full camp so had to put off posting a blog until now. Guests have been catching some really nice walleye in excess of 30″. The biggest so far this yr has been a 33 1/2″ caught & released on Tues. One young guest (~10 yrs) caught a 31″ her first day ever at Cedar Lake Camp. Needless to say, she was a mighty happy young lady. Smallies & crappies action has also been good.
We’ve been blessed to have moon on the lake the last couple of nights. Add calling loons to that & you have a little bit of heaven right here at Cedar Lake Camp. Jerry went to ck on the upcoming blueberry crop. Lots of blossoms & small berries starting to form. Looks like it will be a good yr if we have timely rains. Will close until next post.
A busy, busy Sat checking in new guests for the week. Guests got out on the water & a fisherman who was on CedarLake for the first time caught & released a 32 1/2″ walleye. What a happy camper! Light rain today so not good for washing sheets, etc but the fishing has been good. I’m hoping for a good wash day later in the week. Errands in Dryden Monday & then
the much anticipated cook-out on Tues.
I’ve been quite busy with guests since season opener so haven’t had a chance to post any info. Fishing was slower in the opening wk but has really picked up this wk. Guests are catching many eater size walleyes in about 8-10 ft of water. The largest walleye so far this wk was 27 1/2″ and was put back in the lake. We like to see the good producers released making for good fishing in future years. Guests are also catching good sized crappie in many parts of Cedar Lake. They had been caught mainly in Carter (a/k/a as Nelson) but have spread to mosts areas of Cedar.
We’ve had rain off & on this wk but nothing in the severe catagory. It was actually a little dry for this time of year so the rain has been welcome.