The expression goes; “ if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.” This holds true for the largemouth bass bite which has been phenomenal. All week, we did basically the same thing with great results every trip.
Largemouth bass can be caught adjacent to the main lake points in 15-17 ft of water. Lindy rigged nightcrawlers are the best approach. The fish are concentrated in large schools, so once you find the active fish, you can be there for a while. The size of the fish is varied, we are catching fish anywhere from 12 inches to 5 lbs.
Crappie fishing has been excellent on the west end of the lake along the buoy line on the Viewcrest side. The fish are in 12-13 ft of water right in the weeds. They can be caught on small plastics or Thill slip bobbers fished with a fat head minnow.
Northern pike action has been good. They are slightly shallower than normal. They can be caught associated with the weed flats while casting chatter baits or white spinner baits. Look for the fish by Viewcrest bay or in Highlands Bay.
Walleye fishing remains very spotty. I only caught a couple last week and both were undersized. I’m catching them on lindy rigged nightcrawlers fished in 18-20 ft of water. The best success has been by Belvidere Park condos or Assembly Park point.
Bluegills remain very active. Like the northern pike, they are shallower than typical for this time of year. The best success is coming in 13-15 ft of water. Look for the fish by the Assembly Park Point or by Browns Channel.
Good luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 262-728-8063