May 16 Fishing Report

Fishing Report

The best way to describe the first 5 days of the walleye season is spotty. The opener was greeted with calm winds, water temps in the mid 40’s and a very limited supply of spot tail shiners. Many of the usual spots were very slow while some experienced feeding windows that produced a nice limit with enough slot fish to make it a great day. On Saturday fishing with shiners & rainbows made a difference in the same area at the same time vs those with just fatheads. The evening bite found them less picky with some success with fatheads. At times Pine Point, Big Hardwood, 2 Points and Traders Bay have all produced. Crawlers and leaches have also produced. With only a few females with eggs and a few males with milk we are at the end of the spawn. Based on the water temp now up into the mid to high 50’s expect many of the usual spring spots to turn on as we head into the 2nd weekend.