Northwoods Olympics Competition
October 12, 2023
Highlights of the 2023 trip:
This was our 7th trip to Cairns and first since 2019 (way too long of a break). This was the first year that we were able to crack the 1000 threshold for fish caught, coming in at 1031 fish. The fish seemed hungry this year, especially the Northerns, we ended up catching 44 Northerns over 30″ with 2 over 40 (42″ was the largest). The largest walleye was 27″. The perch were even aggressive, we caught 18 this year, all on spoons and spinners. We had some awesome fish fry’s, fish tacos and added a couple of new menu items this year that were awesome – Walleye Chowder and Walleye Cakes (like crab cakes).
We held our annual Northwoods Olympics competition with Mark winning the Gold, Kevin W winning the Silver and newbee Tim taking the Bronze. Most of our old fishing spots were hot but we also found a few new ones. Can’t wait until next year!