Sept Fishing Report

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What a ride!

First it’s 100 degrees, muggy and calm and then it’s dipping below freezing at night.  It’s what you expect in early September up here!

Fishing has been good after a spike in surface temps the last part of August they are now back down to 66-67 degrees.  The late August heat burn the tops of a lot of the cabbage beds, but the deeper part of the weeds are still green.

Fishing has been good and they are showing up in shallower water.  2013 has been a fantastic year of fishing.  The late ice out and spring made the lake trout bite one of the best ever.  Our bass fishing has been fantastic and this has been the top year for us for the numbers of muskies caught and released.

This years has been a bit challenging on equipment.  We’ve had to replace a few boat motors and we recently replaced our Onan generator.  A helicopter dropped the new generator inches outside the generator house and flew the old one out yesterday.

We are winding down the 2013 fishing season as cabins are being winterized and boats stored for the winter.

On a sad note, we lost a wonderful fishing friend who was suppose to be in camp right now.  Our longtime fishing buddy Jeff Larson died suddenly last Friday morning.  We are all missing Jeff here in camp and we’ll be making a few runs out to a special place named after Jeff called “Larson’s Reef” before we close up for the season.  We are so lucky to have shared time on the water with Jeff and all the great memories Jeff brought to Rowan Lake.  RIP my friend.

~ Don


Time for a swim!


They are there…Now it’s up to us to make it happen!


New generator flown in by helicopter.


Tom Nielsen with granddaughter Emmie.  Emmie’s first Rowan Lake Muskie!


Jeff with a nice Rowan Lake Muskie


Rowan is a quality Bass Lake…absolutely!


Thanks for assistance by our great guests.  New generator and it’s new home.


Yep…there’s a helicopter dropping the new generator in camp….just inches outside the generator house door…Wow…Precision Flying!


2013 will go down as one of our best Lake Trout seasons.


Hi Ya!  Did you catch any fish today.  Nielsen’s Official Dock greeter….Sophie.


Rowan Lake….amazing!


Shore lunch…In Camp!


Scott with his first Rowan Lake Muskie…Nice job!


Sylvia Spitzer with a 44″ Rowan Lake Muskie


Paul Weston and an after sunset 50″ Rowan Lake Muskie

Sylvia_Big Fish_2013

Sylvia Spitzer again doing her magic with another BIG Rowan Lake Muskies!


Sylvia Spitzer always catches those Rowan Lake Monster Muskies!  Can you say…”THICK”?


The new dock building crew…left to right.  Don P., Mitch A., Paul W. and Jeff Larson.  

Thanks Jeff for all the great memories and friendship over the years!


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.