February 7th,2015

Last evening there was a pretty good Walleye bite for the fishermen in deeper water.  Quite a few setup in shallow as it had been the better of the two the last week but it didn’t seem to work as well last night.   This morning with the east wind there was not much to report, but by midday as the sun came out  the Perch in shallow took off again.  I had reports this evening of 10-11 inch Perch in 7-9 feet of water.  ( I’m beginning to wonder if the number of large Northerns taken earlier this winter by spearing and angling is changing things….)

We had a couple houses out in the deeper water on the bank do well with Walleyes during midday.  Mostly all too big, but they were alot of fun for those that caught them.

This morning I went to a funeral of a long time Isle resident and someone most of you knew indirectly thru ice fishing equipment.  His name was Roger Haglund and he was the founder of Lake Country Products, or LAKCO as most of you know it.  At one time or another most of you probably purchased one of LAKCO’s Ice Skimmers or a “Rock and Roll”  Jig in your lifetime.   He got the first Mercury Outboard dealership in Isle, and had a Ski-Doo dealership also. I worked for him at LAKCO during school days, worked on Ski-Doo’s at their shop, and the snowmobile trips to Brimson, (Roger and Faye’s cabin) will always be etched in my mind.  Those were some great times in my life. I will always remember him as one of the men that got me started in the right direction in life.

And today would have been my Mom’s birthday.  For many years part of her “birthday day” was going “site fishing” for Walleyes in the afternoon. My Dad and when he passed away, I would set up a house with a big hole and cut it out like a spearhole. She just loved looking at the bottom and figuring out how to get them to come in.  And she was pretty good at catching them too!  Now she is in a place where they bite everyday……….Happy Birthday Mom!  Catch one for me!

Keep a Tight Line!    Eddy