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George Langley

Fishing with the Guides

George Langley has been a fishing guide and businessman
in the North Woods for more than 40 years.
He can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Area walleye anglers deal with mayfly hatch
By George Langley

Walleye anglers must deal with the annual mayfly hatch and a change in fishing patterns.

Meanwhile, rain and some cooler weather have caused the water temperatures to drop a little, which was kind of a surprise for mid June. This might extend the smallmouth bass spawn a little, along with the bluegill spawn.

The rain, however, was another boost for the lake levels, which have now improved significantly on most lakes over the last few years. This is great to see, as the landings are much easier to use.

The mosquito problem abated a little,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:15 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:16 AM )
Walleyes being caught in weeds on most lakes
By George Langley

Once again we can say that we are being blessed with absolutely great weather for this time of year. It is a little dry, but we have had enough rain to get things really green.

The high water this spring followed by warm temperatures after Memorial Day weekend led to lots of   mosquitoes. Take repellant along, whatever you are doing outside.

Lake levels remain good, especially when compared with the last five years or so.

Most fish are done spawning,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:33 PM
Walleyes head for weeds, northerns also hitting
By George Langley

An absolutely incredible string of nice days has been interrupted by some rain, but even that is welcome now. A very warm end of May was just what we needed to get those water temperatures up to normal. There’s only one fly in that ointment — mosquitoes — and lots of them. Take repellant along anywhere outside or you will be driven absolutely crazy by them.

Water levels are pretty good now after that extreme winter with all its snow. Many of the spring flowers are in bloom and the woods are beautiful at this time of year. The water is still a little cool, but warm enough to swim in. Fishing in general has reflected the weather,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:18 AM
Walleyes moving to new weed areas
By George Langley

A massive change in the weather has made life worth living in the last week, with an absolutely beautiful weekend over the Memorial Day holiday.

Water temperatures are now up in the 60s on a lot of area lakes and weeds are starting to grow nicely throughout the area.

A huge number of people were up last weekend

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:56 PM
Warmer water temps improving fishing here
By George Langley

Now that we have finally received some decent weather (and good forecasts) we are solidly into good spring fishing patterns. This is great and well deserved after a horrible winter and spring.

Water levels are much improved for everyone and the water temperatures are now rising up there toward normal levels for this time of the year. We expect to see those water temperatures climb into the mid to upper 50s by the weekend. People are finally starting to really enjoy being out there.

The upcoming Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:41 AM

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