On July 25th, the brother tandem of Andy and Nick Lesyshen hit the waters of the St. Mary’s River with 29 other boats for the no boundaries 2015 St. Mary’s River Walleye Cup. The 2015 event that took place with the weigh-in and launch at Anne-Osborne Park in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan.
Andy Lesyshen said that “some of the fleet headed east while majority of the boats headed south. The guys that headed south seemed to have better numbers landed at the end of the day and it was hard to find a bite east.”
We went to places that did not produce and managed only two three pounders. Just hard to hit are key spots with local traffic and weather did not help things out. There are still hatches going on which makes the fishing that much harder but tomorrow we will be looking to just get our #5 fish than hopefully get a chance to hunt for the hogs/grampa Walter,” said Andy.
Nick told us that “this lightning through off the bite for everyone that stayed in Canadian waters. On day one six teams zeroed when they hit the docks. The bite wasn’t on down east and we only hooked up with two walleye all day. Our number one spot that paid off consistently with #5 fish every time we fished it but didn’t produce a single fish today.”
Went to our second spot and within five minutes, we hooked our first #3 walleye. Soon as we hooked it a local boat not in the tourney came right in and worked the spot before we could even make a second pass and they nailed two fish. Those would have been two key fish to move us up the board. Right after that we nailed another #3 fish just up the shoreline then the bite stopped for us and the local boat as well. Rest of the day we tried various spots with no luck. On the way back we thought might as well hit up Lake George to try and put three more fish in the boat and not a boat in sight, said Nick.”
Nick said that “the bite in Detour paid off for many teams so we can only hope the bite turns off for them and back on for us tomorrow. If it does and the fish come back on our spots there’s a good chance to put in a 20-30# bag and hopefully put us top five of the Detour bite is off.”
The Lesyshen brothers sit in 19th out of 30 teams heading into day two of the 2015 St. Mary’s River Walleye Cup.