July 9th Fishing Report

Fishing Report

Just over 4 weeks out from bypass surgery I was able to get back on the water a bit the last 5 days.  Obviously that was the reason for the gap in reports.  A lot has changed in the past 4 weeks.  We did have a couple of very good weeks the end of June.  As we transition into the time of the year with the highest natural food supply in the lake you need to adjust a bit.  Number 1 for walleyes: be mobile.  There will be feeding walleyes in the school just less of them at anytime.  You are more likely to get a couple and then have to move on. Number 2: slow down.  Rigging with leeches and crawlers can entice a non aggressive to feed as they still struggle to pass up an easy meal.  During low light conditions speed up and cover water looking for aggressive fish.  I prefer to match the hatch with crank baits and that means crayfish and perch.  Remember they call it fishing not catching.  Enjoy your day on the water and be aware of what is going on and learn.  My favorite marinade is/was (high in sodium) Lawry’s Santa Fe Chili.  From there either in foil on the grill or breaded and deep fried.  Pair with some local wild rice and asparagus.