Its been a strange spring in union falls but this weekend was beautiful. Walleyes started hitting about a week ago with some catching there limits. A couple nice pike were landed in the 5 pound range. No black flies to speak of and warm weather, time to hit the water.
July and August weather was perfect and the fishing stayed good. Usually come August the fishing slows down with water temps in the upper 70s but this year kept producing nice fish. Our friends Curt, Max and Jodi consistently did well all season. Fishing this fall should be great with the water temps falling. The hot colors so far this year have been rainbow, fire tiger and pink blue combinations. Good luck this fall. I'm adding some photos from the 80s and 90s at Mcintyres to the pictures page. I hope you enjoy the pics of days past.
June brought endless rain and high water that seemed to scatter the walleye. Some nice fish were still caught including a 6.25 pound walleye. The lake has finely returned to normal levels and anglers are hoping to zero in. Last weekend we had a good walleye catch and one nice 7.47 pound pike. Fish or no fish its a great time of year to be on the water.
Don't miss out on the spring fishing. 3 night cabin rental for $ 450 + tax. Bring your own boat or rent one of ours. Round up your buddy's and get your gear ready.
Not much ice fishing this winter. We did get out one time in late February and caught a few. One pike and two perch. The company of good friends made up for the lack of fish and a good time was had by all.If ice fishing were just about the number of fish caught, one would be disappointed more times than not. Think warm thoughts and hope to see you all soon.
This spring has been some of the best walleye fishing Ive ever seen with many people catching there limit frequently. The largest walleye at this point is 5.5 pounds. We recently had a nice family staying with us spanning three generations. A mother, son ,his wife and children. The son worked hard all week looking for the walleye, spending many days in a boat. Mom relaxed and enjoyed the peace and quiet. On the last day of fishing the son went out in the boat looking for that illusive trophy while mom sat on the dock in an Adirondack chair. She noticed a pole had been left behind with only a hook, rubber worm and bobber for tackle. She put what tackle she had on and threw it in. Shortly after the rod she had leaned on the railing took off. After taking control of the rod she hauled in a 4 1/2 pound large mouth. The son returned to learn mom had out fished him that day. They all had a good laugh and the son was very happy for his mom. It always seems to be that the fisherman who are the least serious about fishing catch the nicest fish. Nice fish mom it was a pleasure to have you and hope to see you all soon.
After what seemed like an endless winter spring is finally here. Ice left late so fishing has really just started. Last weekend was the first time any number of people were fishing to get a feel for whats biting. The walleye were the main target and are biting, the largest was a 5 1/2 pound walleye. Big perch, ranging 12 to 14 inches. No big pike yet and bass wont open for a few weeks. Looks like its a good start to a great year of fishing. As soon as I get a pic of the 5 1/2 pounder I'll post it. Time to get outside!
Once it stopped raining it was a beautiful summer and fall. Some nice fish were caught, fun times had and friends made. Thanks to all who make it possible every year. I'll get some pics up as soon as I get some free time . Start counting the days till the next camp fire
It finally stopped raining and got nice. The high water and extra feed made the Walleye fishing difficult and the catch was less than a normal spring. The last week has been the best Walleye fishing thus far and are being caught on red/white and green spinners at about 1 mph. Plugs were producing last weekend at 1.6 mph and the perch color with a rattle did best. Pike and bass have been about an average catch but no monsters yet. The best catch of the year comes from our friend Bob ( Rain Man) who managed to get a treble hook in his foot. He then proceeded to try and pull it out with 6 lb fishing line tied to the hook while in his boat. the line snapped and the screaming that followed scared off some innocent paddlers near by. He then came to shore and after refusing an embarrassing trip to the ER he convinced his daughter and a neighbor to pull it out. I only wish I had video . As soon as picks come in I'll get them posted. Congratulations to Brian who Just got married. Enjoy the weather while we have it !
Randall Haner, owner of McIntyres Campsite and aspiring fisherman..