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April 2012: Watta Bite News

I hope this letter finds you doing well. What a short winter. It's hard to believe that the first week of March looked like this!

Beginning of Last Month Snow FallYes! That's me! The first week of March brought in the storm of the century. We received about 20 to 30 inches of heavy wet snow knocking out power to 90% of Leelanau and Benzie counties.

A week later record breaking temperatures in the 80’s brought an early start to the fishing season. I’ve already been out doing some early Lake Trout / White fish jigging.


Lake TroutHere’s a little review
of last summer

We had some great Lake Trout fishing. In May and June we had larger fish with good numbers.

My wife Sue took over our little smoking fish venture. Those big Lake Trout make a good smoked fish pate’.  

The big Kings arrived in July. It was great to see 20lb Salmon in the box again. These fish were downright feisty. I get excited every time I hear those drags scream.

Big Kings in July

I boated my largest Brown Trout July 4th while waiting for a late charter. It turned out to be a 19 lb. fish!  The September fishing for young silver Kings was fantastic. Good weather helped a bunch. These 3 to 14 lb. fish are a tasty treat.

The Biggest Brown Trout I've Ever Caught!          Young Silver King Fishing


What will this year’s fishing be?

I know the Lake Trout fishing will be fantastic. We have a good number of trout waiting for us.

With the early spring I’m expecting the Big King’s to show up early. I’ll be disappointed if they aren’t here sometime in June. I can hardly wait!

Sue will be smoking fish again this summer for those who have a couple extra days of vacation. It takes us 2 days to smoke a batch. Smoked salmon is delicious any time during the year. We always have it for family get-togethers.

Cindy added some music to last year’s pictures. I personally like the long edition of the 2011 fishing season that we posted on our Watta Bite Charter Fishing Facebook account. Her talents always make the website an exciting place to visit!

As soon as we start fishing, we will be posting new pictures on the fish report. We have quite an archive of catches over the years.

Enjoy our new video that we just posted on our site. Thank you for making this video possible!

Hope to see you on the water.
Let’s go fishing!!

Captain Bill
Watta Bite Charter Fishing


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