Fall Fishing Trips
SEPTEMBER FISHING TRIPS
Top water Lake Trout action
Brilliant fall colors in shades of yellow, orange and red
Walleye range from 18-30 feet deep
The best time to view northern lights
Canada Geese start to fly south (Late September)
September brings out natures colors around the lake. Trees turn various colors of yellow orange and red while the coniferous trees stay green. Leaves start to change in the last week of August or the first week of September and usually blow off the trees in early October. The other great wonder to watch for is the northern lights. Shows usually happen around 11:00pm to 12:00am and as the fall air is cooler, the northern lights are usually brighter. Look in the northern sky to look for early signs of a greenish hue.
Late September Lake Trout fishing is fast and furious with shallow water casting off boulder patches and reefs. The best area is the east side of the lake in areas like Pinenedle Bay, The Moose's Nuts, Half Way Island, Waiting Lady Island and all around the islands on the south side of the Deep Hole. Early morning is the best time but you can catch lakers all day.
The best Walleye fishing is in the first two weeks of September. The walleye range from 18-25 feet during this time, with early evening feeding brining them shallower from 10-16' reefs, and drop offs to 18-22' near shore or in narrows are the best places to fish.
The biggest pike in September are taken from narrows that lead off to deeper water like The Gap. Many Pike are caught in late September trout fishing.
Expect The Unexpected
Fall weather is cooler than in the summer months and temperatures generally range more. The average temperature in the month of September is 63 degrees with a range from 35 to 85 degrees. Clear skies and a light breeze are the norm, rainfall is lighter than normal but usually cools things off when it does. Usually in late August the lake turns over with cooler water rising to the surface resulting in lake surface temperatures of 58 to 65 degrees. Make sure that you pack warmer clothes and neoprene gloves are a good idea too.
September migrations of geese, ducks and other birds start. Look for the honking and the big "V" in the sky. Geese will often overnight on the lake making for an interesting surprise some mornings.