Posted by: Arvid | July 16, 2006

The summer swimming hole

When the temperature reaches 94 degrees in Baudette the boat landing becomes a popular spot to take a swim. The temperature has exceeded 90 degrees for the past few days; that’s warm for Lake of the Woods.

On Saturday morning, Mike called and an hour later we were on our way to spend a day on the lake. We put his boat in at the Zipple Bay Park and went out three or four miles to get to the 32-33 foot depth of water. One successful method of late has been to anchor up or drift in that deep water. We didn’t have to anchor because there was hardly a breath of air. It was a good thing his boat had a top so that we could get out of the sun. We drifted around for quite a while using leeches and crawlers and caught two walleyes; one was 26″, the other about 12″. We released them both. We then set up the down riggers and pulled some crank baits. The action wasn’t fast, but we did catch about a dozen walleyes and sauger. We kept seven walleye and three sauger and released a 25″ walleye and a couple of little ones. It was a good day on the lake.

The boat landing becomes the swimming hole

A hot summer day 26″ walleye

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