Muskie Opener 2013

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A guy in camp who is here by him self in his 70’s caught 73 smallmouth today on his fly rod.  “The best day of bass fishing in his life”, he said. That’s petty cool stuff!

The Muskie Opener, morning, was great, 11 fish caught before lunch.  Paul Weston got a 49″er, Rich Connoy a 48″ and 49″er, Don got 3 muskies, 42″, 43″ and 47″, also some big ones lost too.
Great Rowan opener 38 muskies caught a very good shallow water bite going on. Water temps in the high 60’s to maybe 70 later in the after noon.lots in the mid 40’s

The largest being a 52’er. A very heavy female,and 10 minutes later in the same bay his partner got a 51 (see pic below)..two very happy guys. More reports coming from us here on Rowan
As the season continues.

Thanks for checking in.

Always Calm Waters to you all.

~ Don

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Humphrey Crook’s 52″ Muskie



Darrin Crook’s 52″ Muskie



Rich Connoy’s 49″ Muskie



Rich Connoy’s 48″ Muskie



Rainbow over Rowan Lake


Dan Meyer’s 45 ” Muskie


Dan Meyer’s 43.5 ” Muskie


Frank Cucco’s 47″ Muskie


Here is a real tank from Rowan lake. 51″ fatty in very shallow water.  Congrats to our guest, Jon Steffins,and his net man Robert!  These guys also boated a 52″er minutes after they released this fish…Wow!  Yellow Stump Hawg did the trick for these guys.



Nick Cucco’s 10 pound Lake Trout! 



One of three Muskies boated by Don on Saturday!




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.