Archive for August, 2012

Seven Marine 557 Outboard: In-Water Debut

6.2 liters of supercharged Cadillac V8 – The most powerful outboard ever built.

It’s alive! Seven Marine has breathed life into its 557 outboard. The monster motor — powered by 6.2 liters of supercharged Cadillac V8 — was in the water at the 2012 Miami International Boat Show, and I got a ride. Ask me to describe the experience in a few words and I’d choose smooth and sophisticated. The V8 hums under the cowl, the ZF transmission shifts silently, and the powerband feel seamless. This is not the kind of motor that’s going to snarl and give you a kick in the pants when you drop the throttle. It’s more like a locomotive, churning away with unlimited, unabated thrust.

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Results Big Boyz Tournament Wheatley

Wheatley Fishing Tournament Ends Successfully

Well, another fishing tournament out of Wheatley has come to an end. It was an extremely unusual year. We had a major temperature rollover that upset the traditonal rainbow holding area and got the bows moving away early this season. By day 8, the pack was fishing 18.5 miles east and still experiencing poor results. Overall it was still a great tournament.

Big Boyz Fishing Tournament

Big Boyz Fishing Tournament

Christina Big Walleye Second Overall

Christina Big Walleye Second Overall

My daughter-in-law was a big winner with the second largest walleye of the tournament. Tyler and his family fish the Wheatley area very well and have several top ranking fish during this tournament. Good job – Tyler, Christina and Hunter, Mcinnus!

I can’t say enough good about the harbour staff and management. They get up early and work hard to try and keep things moving efficiently at the dock. The tournament organizers obviously work very hard and give us a well run tournament. In this day and age, those people must have worked exremely hard to be able to offer the huge number of quality draw prizes and tournament prizes.

The run of rainbow trout has been a boon to area fishermen but it could not be what it has turned out to be without the foresight of the Wheatley people to make great docking improvements and the club to operate this Great Tournament.


Tournament Leader Board

Tournament Leader Board


In summing up the year, I must mention Ken Schneider again who passed away before the season began. He worked hard at setting the example and showing how patrons should be treated. He was great for the Wheatley fishing and the young ladies and gentlemen that work the boat ramp now, display the qualities he lived. The young folks that helped us in and out of the water and to our vehicles were efficient and friendly even through some crazy periods.

Daily Leader Board

Daily Leader Board

THANK YOU – Wheatley, Harbour Staff, The Sportsman’s Club and Ken Schneider!!!

See you next year!

The SS Minnow Will Return


Fishing Report Wheatley August 3 2012

Wheatley Fishing on the Downside

It looks the the rainbows are moving away from Wheatley. The boat pack was fishing about 18 miles east today and it seems to get farther away daily. This has put a strain on the limits of the SS Minnow. I made the run today but it was long.

I managed to boat a limit of walleyes but no rainbows. Bows were few and far between at the Wheatley end. To add to my frustration, I had a huge walleye beside the boat and in the effort to wrangle the rod with one hand and get the fish into the big net with the other hand, I tangled the net, caught the hooks in the net and this gave the fish the leverage to break loose and get away. I was irreconcileable at that point. It is going to take me a while to get over that greenhorn move. That was definitely a money fish.

The Big Boyz tournament ends in 2 days and I think the long run and dicey weather puts me out of it now. I am afraid the old SS Minnow is headed for the barn for the year! Looks like another Wheatley fishing season is on the way out and action will drop way off now.

It’s about time that I start preparing for the moose hunt and 24 hour drive to our hunting spot! It has been a different year out of Wheatley with the early water turnover. I have never found it necessary to run so far. I hope this year was an anomally and next year returns to traditional fish movement. Good luck and Good Fishing to all!