to james walleye
getting back to your original question.
I don't know which camp you are visiting and it doesn't really matter. Obviously as the owner of Anglers Kingdom I'm hoping that you are visiting with us or will do so in the future.
regardless please visit my website
there are a bunch of articles on pike fishing, some specifically talking about pike fishing in august.
If you have back issues of midwest outdoors I have several articles on mid summer walleye fishing.
However here is some brief comments.
Walleye are very plentiful in Nungesser.
good numbers and size. Most people who have fished it comment that it is the best walleye lake they've ever encountered.
There are literally dozens of mid lake humps and hundreds of points that are extemely productive. I prefer the mid lake humps. 14- 22 feet with the average being about 18 feet most days. Most of the 26-30 inchers seem to come out of about 26 feet that time of year.
everybody has their personal favourite methods however just about everything works.
When I'm with my family I use slip bobbers with minnows
every member of my family and relatives (about 12) have caught walleye over 27 inches and pike over 40 inches on slip bobbers. (largest 30 inch walleye 29 inch pike)My relatives fish only a few day per year and are "proffessional" anglers.
I prefer to fish with a 3/8 oz Jig
. (chartruese or orange or a combo) tipped with a shiner. I back troll and use the motor to hold the boat over a position and slowly move around a piece of structure. I put out markers to pinpoint all the features of that structure while discerning where the fish are relating to those elements. All the variables would take a considerable post to completely describe.
some people prefer trolling spinner rigs. this is a good method for covering a lot of area. A good method if you don't know the lake well. I have caught many big walleye using spinner rigs on nungesser.
for cranks, Jigs
or spinner blades Chartruese and Orange are the most effective colors the majority of the time. obviously other colors work.
Large crank baits are also very effective. Gramma lures, super shad raps, etc. simply troll over and around structure closer to evening seems better for cranks.
I have fished over 300 lakes across Canada and have never encountered a lake where I've so often had big WALLEYE attack small WALLEYE that I (or my guests) have had on the line. I can even recall several times when my guests have released a small walleye and it has surfaced a few minutes later (obvioulsy it didn't make it).
I've seen several big WALLEYE come up and grab those small walleye off the surface.(something which pike seldom do)
Of course literally hundreds of times each summer big pike come up and grab walleye on the line.
If we were sitting at the table with a map I could show you the exact layout of many sturctures on Nungesser. I could go on for days about fishing and interesting things encountered each year on the lake. Something that I DO OFTEN with my guests and friends at the lodge.
I have one gentleman who has emailed me many times and I've shared fishing information with him for several years and he is NOT even a guest of mine.
If you would like more detailed info or have specific questions please ask and I will do my best to help out.
I hope that you have an enjoyable and successful fishing vacation.