Introducing Kik's Corner!
Jun. 24, 2008
Imagine a spot where huge Lake Trout, big Walleyes and Trophy whitefish abound. Sounds a lot like Chris' Corner doesn't it? Well it's our pleasure to inform you, our readers, that the guides have yet another destination to bring their guests looking for big fish. Welcome to Kik's Corner! Traditionally, trolling the Point (Split rock to Beacon rock) has been one of our go-to patterns. Typically trolled with shallow tackle, this technique has furnished many entries in the Master Angler trophy log. This bite usually tapers off in mid-June. But where do these fish go? Let's set the stage... A week's worth of heavy West winds coaxed many boats into the Flats and the Honey Hole. The Back Bay having reached approximately 70 degrees urged the shallow Walleyes to begin their migration into the main lake. Spring transition has begun. At this time of year, the walleyes are scattered and aren't holding on their summer structures yet (ex. The Saddle). That being said, our intrepid guides started thinking outside the box. The originator of the bite stumbled onto dozens of slot Walleyes and Lakers by trolling mid-range diving shad raps in the deeper waters off Beacon Rock. Mitch came back to camp and shared the details of his good fishing. Kik then hopped on the trolling train and mentioned it to Griffin. Griffin took another approach and started jigging large schools of fishing in 40+ feet of water. Pretty soon, almost the whole guide team was reaping the rewards of the depths on the South side of Beacon/Split rock. So far a dozen trophy Walleyes, 3 trophy Lake Trout and 3 Whitefish have been logged. Not bad for a week's work! The naming of this spot has become a daunting task. None of the guides wished to hog all the glory given the fact that so many people had a part in developing this trophy producing location. Names flew around : Leclaire's Lane (Mitch), Crime Dog's Cove (Griff).... We finally settled on Kik's Corner. Ironically Kik is short for Christian, a name that is already assigned it own corner of the lake (Chris').