June 6th Fishing Report

Last week we encountered what many would say was the best fishing of the year. The water temps were stable and we had some good winds 8-15 MPH. The winds provided for a nice drift and a good bite while not getting beat up. Shinners were still the bait of choice but with the warmer temps they were tough to keep alive. Leeches on a jig were a good second choice, especially for the less experienced anglers. Those proficient with fishing crawlers and weeds continued to be rewarded with both numbers and size. The mid lake rocks reefs on the East side of the main lake have also picked up. Do not be afraid to try some of the smaller and even unmarked reefs. Anglers continue to get a nice mixed bag of eaters and slot fish, making for a good time on the water. Soon the walleyes should be feeding on crayfish, (some of the jumbo perch have already started) making crawlers the bait of choice with leeches a close 2nd.

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July 14 Fishing Report

Not a lot has changed since the last report. The weather has continued to be one front after another with very little stable weather in-between. In addition the wind and rain has made it difficult to get to certain parts of the lake.  We continue to catch fish but have had to stay mobile as we catch a couple in one spot and then have to move to another to get a few more fish. The flats in 8-12 ft water has been the most consistent bite.  On days with wind and clouds focus on the 8-10 ft areas and clear or calm days focus on the 10-12 ft water.  Because covering water has been important try bottom bouncers with crawler harnesses in the 1-1.4mph range. A few days the perch and been so active we have used artificial crawlers with success.  Once you find fish you then can slow down with a Lindy rid and leech trying to finnesse a few more from the area.  The daytime shad rap bite should be picking up in the next few weeks but is still a good evening and after dark option.

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June 26 Fishing Report

The last couple of days the winds went down and the weather stabilized. It made it easier getting around the lake and that is what you need to do. With the abundance of food including significant May Flies, getting walleyes can be challenging. Getting a few at one spot and moving to the next has been my go to plan of action. Each day is a little different and I have found walleyes on the rocks in the main lake, on several main lake flats and in walker bay on sand point flat. I have also caught some nice 17-19 inch fish on wind blown points as well as in the cabbage in the northern bays. The ones I caught in the cabbage came in the middle of the afternoon while looking for weed beds to fish in the evening on a Muskie trip. My first Muskie trip was a 4 hour evening trip last night. We caught a 45 inch Muskie in the cabbage beds. That was the only fish we saw but a great start to what I consider Muskie season as the water temps are finally up to 72 degrees.

June 20 Fishing Report

The last two weeks have seen some seasonal changes. Walleyes I filleted had both crayfish and leeches in addition to minnows in them. I shifted from jig and minnow to rigging with leeches and crawlers to match their food preference. The rock reefs have produced well. Last week saw a mixed bag. Early in the week we had some good weather and good fishing. Then we had a Mayfly hatch that made fishing tougher as the Walleyes fed on the flies. We were still able to get a limit of fish but it took longer and we had to move around more.