Summer Fishing Report
water temp 85
water is very clear
Walleye are making a move to the dinner patterns a little sooner than normal. walleye are biting on crawlers with a 1/8 oz jigs. also hitting on bottom bouncers. i could see a little thermocline forming in 22 for of water, but the walleye have been in 15 to 18 foot. it’s been a little harder the last couple days but they will get better soon
Catfish are biting great on worms on points. You can actually go to main Lake points and fish for them or act like your walleye fishing and just go cast around the points and you’ll catch plenty of catfish while you’re looking for the walleye. They seem to be a little shallower than the walleye I’ve been catching so try to fish in 10 to 12 foot and then back out
The crappie are mainly suspended in the coves still. Pulling a flicker Shad or a bandit in the middle of the coves should produce some good fish however I have started catching a few on brush piles also in 15 to 18 foot of water. As the thermocline develops a little stronger they should all move the brush piles and jigs or minnows will be your best bet.
Bass have been biting pretty good on Plastics and jigs on points as well as some topwater baits in the early morning and evenings. been catching a lot of small mouth in the mile long bridge to the dam area. Most of the smallest have been coming while I’ve been walleye fishing. if you’re trying to concentrate on then throw some grubs or small Plastics in the chunky Rock area on points in you should do good.
For those of you that like to white bass fish in the summer they have been biting excellent but I am not much of a white bass fisherman the people I have been talking to that white bass fish. I’ve been picking them up on points if and when the wind ever blows in about 20 foot of water suspended. Those people that are concentrating on white bass said they’ve been picking up a limits
As the water continues to warm up the bass will be moving to the brush piles and deeper structure with the crappie and walleye
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