Mid July Fishing Report

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Water temps have been rising slowly, now in the mid 70’s.   Most all muskies have been seen and caught on rocks in the mid 30’s to mid 40 inch stuff.  The big girls have all been on mid lake reefs.  Saw 8 fish two days ago guiding a clients Mark and Carla who were fly fishing for them not covering alot of water.  They had 2 missed opportunities, neither of the in the net!  Dam great effort by those to none the less!  The next day Mark was able to connect with 36″ muskie and a nice Smallie!  Anyone who has chased Muskies with a fly rod knows how much work goes into it…(see pics below).

Walleye,  Lake Trout and the Small Mouth and Large Mouth Bass bite has been fantastic.  The Lake Trout are moving deeper as the lake temps warm up.  We’ve had some calm hot sunny days and it doesn’t take much to warm things up.  We’ve also experiences plenty of  cold fronts moving through, the the weather has been a bit eratic to say the least…  Weed beds are really starting to get going and the weed line now is at about 12ft.   It won’t be long and the beds will be crawling with fish also the thermocline now is at about 25ft and setting up well.

Always calm waters to you all and more reports to come thanks for checking in…later!

~ Don


Mark’s 36″ Rowan Lake Muskie on the Fly Rod



Mark’s Rowan Lake Smallie on the Fly Rod



Maggie’s 47″ Rowan Lake Muskie!



Lake Trout bite continues to be great!



Another Northwest Flight into Rowan Lake




About the Author:

Pat Alexander along with his wife Cheryl and two sons, own and operate Alexander's on Rowan Lake. Alexander's Fly-In Lodge is a wilderness fishing camp located northeast of Nestor Falls, Ontario. Rowan Lake offers exceptional fishing for lake trout, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and world-class trophy muskie.