1. WI: Isaac Lakich wins Lake Wisconsin PWS!
It was an absolute grind-fest, but Isaac was somehow able to keep his head in the game = $35K payday and some serious bragging rights.
Mille Lacs Lake, MN is up next Jun 7-11…. 💯 But there’s no walleyes in there, right?
2. OH: Berthold/Lisy win Lake Erie Walleye Trail.
They set an event record with 5 for 44.81 lbs, including an 11.33-lb kicker.
The write-up said it had nothing to do with a secret lure or fishing spot 👀 that Lake Erie is just that good as the top 7 teams all topped the 40-lb mark. But obviously those dudes were doing something right ‘cuz you don’t typically just stumble into a winning bag against 73 other folks….
Congrats fellas! Now go use a chunk of that $15,840 check to stock back up on a few of those not-secret fishing lures lol.
3. MI conservation officers rescue angler.
And not how you’re probably thinking (he didn’t go in the water)….
> …a 64-yr-old angler…failed to meet up with his fishing partner earlier in the day. …was reported missing at 8 pm by his fishing partner.
> The man told the officers that he left the river Monday afternoon and tried to go cross-country back to the anglers’ truck but he became disoriented. Once he realized he did not know the way out and it was getting dark, he found a small piece of high ground, started a fire and settled in for the night.
Finally ended up spotting him the next afternoon with a helicopter. Then conservation officers had to make a 3/4-mile hike (45 min) in to get to him, and carried him piggy-back style until they could get to the helicopter.
Glad there was a positive outcome and huge props to the guy on using good survival skills to preserve his strength.
4. MN resort life is declining…
> “The average resort owner in MN keeps their business for 3 years.”
…but long-timers are in it for the long haul and reporting that business is good. This read has some interesting insight from some of those resort owners sticking it out.
5. Check the Humminbird FishSmart phone app!
Gets ya HD LakeMaster maps right on your smartphone or tablet. Costs some $$$, but crazy detailed if you’ve got a favorite lake(s):