May 22nd Fishing Report

Fishing Report

The week started slowly but picked up later in the week as the water temp hit the mid 50’s. Wind limited access to some points and made boat control challenging with 20+mph winds. With the fish still in recovery mode a slow presentation was key. Jig and minnow was effective with green being my most successful color. Most of the fish were caught in 9-11ft . Some were taken on the next break line about 12-14ft. When you found fish, anchoring or using spot lock, and then using a slip bobber and leech or pitching a jig and minnow proved effective. The weekend was cold with 10-14mph winds and the water temp fell back to about 50 but those that braved the conditions were rewarded with a solid bite. With no spot tail shiners to be had, rainbows were effective as well as fatheads and half a crawler, all on a jig. I am hoping for a more consistent bite as water temps go back up but until then continue to use a variety of baits and presentations.

Dick Weinberger