It's been a great fishing season. Yes, the walleyes have been biting. With quite a few caught and most were released for the next lucky angler.
Lake Muskesin is noted for Big Bass! Everyone has had great luck bass fishing this season. It's not uncommon to catch them right off the pier. Many anglers have smiled all week with the average bass ranging from 16" to 23" in length.
For the northern fisherman, a 40" Northern was caught right off the pier in years past.
A few crappies were caught this year. They were a little harder to find since they seemed to relocate from their usual areas.
In the summer of 2017, several perch were caught, an 8" and an 11".
Never at a loss for blue gills, sunfish, and perch. Even our littlest anglers leave with a smile after a great week of fishing. Seem to be tasty morsels because quite a few bluegills were caught, kept and filleted. Several really nice perch were caught as well.
Several were caught in past summers including a 36" and 44" Musky.
It seems everyone left after their stay at Hide Away Haven Resort, with plenty of fish to eat of one kind or another. Lake Muskesin is a private lake. Hide Away Haven is the only resort on the lake. There is no public access or boat launch, which means there's no public fishing pressure.