Trophy Fishing at Wolf Bay Lodge

Phelps Lake Fishing Stats

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Fishing Statistics

All fish are handled and live released back into their natural habitat with great care. Landing cradles are used to minimize the strain on fish, and the time out of water is limited to reduce the stress on the fish caught.

Statistic numbers are based on guided fishing trips and do not reflect total fish numbers from all fishing activities.

2009 Fish Statistics – Late Ice & Recession year

Biggest Fish

Greg Margerum  caught a 48″   Pike on June 30, 2009.

Pike and Lake trout Stats

No official stats from this season, but the usual fishing days on Phelps were had by all. Lots of 40″ plus pike and 36″plus lakers.

2008 Fish Statistics – (based on 28 days, 20 guests)

Biggest Fish

Jim Kramer caught a 49″   Pike on June 27, 2008.

Pike Stats

3886 total fish caught from June 10, 2008 – July 8, 2008

768 Pike 36″ – 40″ caught.

251 Pike 40″ – 44″ caught.

22 Pike 45″ – 47″ caught.

6 Pike 48″ and over caught, with one at 49 inches.

Lake Trout Stats

272 lakers 32″ and over caught with 44″ – 40# biggest lake trout caught.                 (Limited Lake Trout fishing)

Best Trout Fishing Day

June 28 – Mike, Ron, & Kevin of Minnesota boated 178 Lakers with 22 in the 38″-42″ range, and 2 measuring at 44″ each.

17 Triple Headers

2007 Fish Statistics – (based on 31 days, 20 guests)

Biggest Fish

Ron M of Minnesota caught a 51″  Pike on June 29, 2007.

Tim Mead of N.Carolina caught a 50″ Pike on June 6, 2007

Pike Stats

3833 total fish caught from June 1, 2007 – July 2, 2007

719 Pike 36″ – 40″ caught.

369 Pike 40″ – 44″ caught.

29 Pike 45″ – 47″ caught.

4 Pike 48″ and over caught, with one at 51 inches.

Lake Trout Stats

149 lakers 32″ and over caught with 46″ – 43# biggest lake trout caught.                 (Limited Lake Trout fishing)

2006 Fish Statistics – (based on 26 days, 24 guests)

Biggest Fish

Neil M caught a 50″ (49.75″)  Pike on June 15, 2006.

Pike Stats

3220 total fish caught from June 12, 2006 – July 10, 2006

652 Pike 36″ – 40″ caught.

124 Pike 40″ – 44″ caught.

28 Pike 45″ – 47″ caught.

8 Pike 48″ and over caught, with one at 50 inches.

Lake Trout Stats

46 lakers 32″ and over caught with 42″ – 37# biggest lake trout caught.                 (Limited Lake Trout fishing)

Note:  Due to an early spring this year, the ice left Phelps Lake much earlier than normal. By mid June, the weeds were already in full growth and the pike were well past their spawn.  The early ice-out and warm weather advanced the whole natural cycle throughout the summer season.  With the unusual conditions and low water conditions, fishing proved to be more of a challenge than normal and hence a decline in statistics from previous years.

2005 Fish Statistics – (36 days, 34 guests)

Biggest Fish

Fred Mathews caught a 52.5-inch Pike on June 25, 2005.

Pike Stats

4622 total fish caught from June 11 – July 11 & August 18-23, 2005.

943 Pike 36″ – 40″ caught.

412 Pike 40″ – 44″ caught.

33 Pike 45″ – 47″ caught.

7 Pike 48″ and over caught, with one at 52.5 inches.

Lake Trout Stats

38 lakers 36″ and over caught with 43″ – 38# biggest lake trout caught.                 (Limited Lake Trout fishing)

2004 Fish Statistics (178 Bed nites, 41 days, 29 guests)

Biggest Fish

Walt Sapronov caught a 52 inch Pike on August 20, 2004.

Pike Stats

782 Pike 36 inches and over caught.

299 Pike 40 inches and over caught.

31 Pike 45 inches and over caught.

6 Pike 48 inches over caught, with one at 52 inches.

Lake Trout Stats

Taylor Rycroft caught 36 lb Lake Trout on July 13, 2004.

2003 Fish Statistics (162 Bed nites, 36 days, 24 guests)

Overall Stats

671 Fish 36 inches and over caught; 4.1 fish per guest / day.

272 Fish 40 inches and over caught; 1.7 fish per guest / day.

Biggest Fish

John Horvath caught a 50 inch Pike on July 06, 2003.

Pike Stats

669 Pike 36 inches and over caught.

272 Pike 40 inches and over caught.

34 Pike 45 inches and over caught.

5 Pike 48 inches over caught, with one at 50 inches.

Lake Trout Stats

No active lake trout fishing in 2003.

2002 Fish Statistics (122 Bed nites, 30 days, 19 guests)

Overall Stats

1013 Fish 36 inches and over caught; 8.3 fish per guest / day

469 Fish 40 inches and over caught; 3.8 fish per guest / day

Biggest Fish

Jim Kramer caught a 50 inch Pike on June 24 and a 50.5 inch Pike on June 27, 2002.

Greg Margerum caught two 49 inch Pike on June 24 and June 27, 2002.

Nate Eckman caught a 45 inch Lake Trout on July 06, 2002.

Pike Stats

991 Pike 36 inches and over caught.

462 Pike 40 inches and over caught.

86 Pike 45 inches and over caught.

10 Pike 48 inches and over caught, with two at 50 inches and over.

Lake Trout Stats

22 Boards 36 inches and over caught.

7 Lakers 40 inches and over caught, with one at 45 inches.

2001 Fish Statistics (59 Bed nites, 26 days, 12 guests)

313 Fish 36 inches and over caught; 5.3 fish per guest / day

139 Fish 40 inches and over caught; 2.4 fish per guest / day

Biggest Fish

Walt Sapronov caught a 50 inch Pike on June 13, 2001.

Don Rycroft caught a 50 inch Pike on June 19, 2001.

Kendall McDermand caught a 43 inch, 35 pound Lake Trout in 2001.

Pike Stats

279 Pike 36 inches and over caught.

128 Pike 40 inches and over caught.

25 Pike 45 inches and over caught, with two at 50 inches.

Lake Trout Stats

34 Trout 36 inches and over caught, with one at 43 inches

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