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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. .

Some fish starting an early fall pattern
By George Langley

The continued cool weather has dropped the water temperatures down to an early September level and apparently has the fish thinking fall.

This weather, while pleasant to be outdoors, is bad for anglers. We are destined to pay for this with hot weather in the fall, when we really need cooler weather for fishing and hunting. Oh well, we haven’t had “normal” weather all year.

Walleye fishing is pretty good,

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 6:02 PM
Cooler temperatures changing fish patterns
By George Langley

With the cooler temperatures and north wind last weekend it felt more like a normal first week of September. Here’s hoping we don’t pay for this comfortable weather with hot stuff in September, when we really don’t want it.

Weeds are now starting to die off in the shallows on many lakes, which is normal for this time of year. The deeper the weeds, the greener they stay up here.

Water temperatures are dropping to the very low category for this time of year. On some lakes, they are now in the 60s. This is very unusual and will have an effect on the fishing if they go up again.

Walleye fishing is decent, with good

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 6:52 PM
Fishing still good, even with cold front
By George Langley

What a September-like cold front that was last weekend. But the surprising part of the cold front was that it didn’t seem to have a big effect on the fishing.

The North Woods received some much-needed rain last week. Lake levels are good compared to last year, but water temperatures have taken a dive down to the low 70s.

Those planning a day on the water are reminded to take some insect repellent along, as the lake flies and  mosquitoes at boat landings can be a bother. Otherwise, conditions are great at this time of year with the slightly cooler water temperatures. The days

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:17 PM
Cooler tempertures help anglers’ comfort
By George Langley

The cooler weather certainly has helped the fishing comfort out there. This is not typical for this time of year, especially after the overly warm and humid weather the North Woods had for the last several weeks.

Water temperatures have actually cooled a little. The North Woods probably will get more of that hot stuff in a few weeks, so enjoy this while it’s here.

Weeds are right up to the top of the water as they usually are at this time. Flies and mosquitoes are abundant, so take some insect repellant along. Some anglers noticed that the days are starting to get shorter already?

Walleyes are hitting very well for this time of summer. Of course, evenings

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:36 PM
Mid-summer patterns take over on area lakes
By George Langley

Midsummer conditions are here, with that great morning and evening fishing that goes along with the comfortable temperatures at that time of day.

There is a lot of boat traffic on the lakes in July and the sun is still very high, so fish are deep in the weeds or in deep water during the daytime.

The North Woods has been a little dry for the last week or so, but overall the lake levels are higher than last year. With the rain have come lake flies and mosquitoes, so take repellant along.

Weed growth is good, with most weeds right

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:00 PM

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