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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. .

Fishing improving as lakes warm up
By George Langley

North Woods lakes saw an immediate rise in the water temperature since Sunday as warm, humid air moved into the Midwest.

The water temperatures finally climbed into the 70s and weed growth continues. While it has been windy on many days, fishing the downwind side of the lake can be especially productive for walleyes and northerns.

Walleye fishing is slow but improving because the mayfly

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:39 PM
Warmer temps needed to improve fishing here
George Langley

Cold temperatures and high wind, along with much lower water temperatures, have made this a very different summer for fishing, especially compared to last year.

Basically, it still feels like early June out on the water, with slow weed growth because of the low water temperatures. The water temperatures are in the 60s at this point, which is hard to believe for this time of year. Anglers can still find weeds on all lakes, but some are slow to come up and in some areas on the Chain the treatment for milfoil has kept them down.

The best part of the weather conditions

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:15 PM
Muskies heating up with warmer temps
By George Langley

Some absolutely fantastic weather surprised us on the July 4 weekend as the warmer weather was good for the water temperatures and for the fishing. We are now seeing a lot of people on the lakes, both fishing and enjoying other water sports.

Weed growth is getting better on the lakes, but still a little behind the norm. At this rate, it will catch up. The water levels are good; better than in years.

Muskie action is heating up a little,

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:00 PM
Weed growth climbs on most area lakes
By George Langley

Weekly rain has kept the lake levels high and the water temperatures from going up, with water temps in the high 60s throughout the area.

It is hard to believe we’re into July already, as this spring was so late in coming.  Weeds are starting to come up in most places and they are right to the surface on some lakes.

Water activity will be the highest of the year for the next two weeks, so be watchful when boating. Biting flies have hatched on the lakes, so take some repellent along.

Walleye action seems to have slowed,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 11:23 AM
Warming water temps should help fishing
By George Langley

As we are now officially in summer, we need some more warming to increase the water temperatures. These recent cold fronts have stabilized the water temperatures, or even reduced them unexpectedly.

We would like to see some more weed growth, but know that will come with the warmer water temperatures. The lake levels are higher than last year, making many boat landings easier to use.

The lake flies have started to make their appearance,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:49 PM

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