Winter’s Here

11 12 2016

It looks like winter is finally here. Temps below zero and almost a foot of snow on the ground makes it feel much more normal after an extremely warm fall.  I really wanted to write a blog about how the deer herd has bounced back and report on the awesome moose hunting stories.  Needless to say there is not much to report.  The number of mature bucks has to be at a 20 year low.  Yes there are a couple of deer and yes I’m sure there is a pocket or two that might have a decent buck in it but from what I have seen this fall, it’s depressing.  I have not heard of any 150 class or better bucks killed in a 60 mile radius of PCC.  I did spend hours scouting new areas this year but the results have me hunting several hours west and south of here next season.  If you were to ask why the deer numbers are so low I would pause and say “I’m not sure”.  2014 and 2015 were not too hard on the deer so this year looked to be promising.  Predation is my best guest, we have seen an upward tick on our bear population this year and our wolves are finding enough food to stay healthy.  Wolf  packs seem to be growing in numbers making their hunting success an issue for other big game animals.

Moose hunting in WMU 5 seemed to be a bit slow.  Weather and time of year always will play a part.  We did not see many hunters in our area at all this year.  WMU 3 and WMU 4 seemed to have much more traffic and some hunters really had good hunts.  Several nice bulls were taken, many in that 50 inch range.

Up until a week or so ago  one could still get out on the water and wet a line.  Musky fishing ended up average.  Personally we would boat zero to three fish in an outing.  I did hear of some better reports later in November.  Crappie fishing was very good most of the fall, finding them took some time but when you found them you had a blast.  We have never seen so many people fishing so late in the season, it was very nice fall.

A buddy of mine with a nice bull he got yesterday.

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Walleye Opener

7 05 2015

Our Walleye opener is just over a week away and fishing will be different than the last two years.  Walleye have finished up the yearly spawn and water temps are on the rise.  We are on the early side of spring this year and fisherman should see active fish right off the bat.  Lakes are varying in temperature, smaller lakes are already in the 50’s and some cooler large bodies of water are in the high 40’s.  If you recall, the water temps at opener in 2013 and 2014 were in the high 30’s and low 40’s.  Water levels throughout the region are very low.  Spring rains would be welcomed by everyone.

Border Issues

Due to the Avian Flu, all raw chicken fresh or frozen and eggs will not be allowed to enter Canada.

We are excited to start yet another season at PCC and we look forward to see many of you very soon.