This week saw fishing very good in the early part of the week but by the weekend the fish shut down.
Bluegills and perch have moved slightly deeper. The bite has been sporadic however you can still catch a few nice fish. The best depth seems to be the 25-27 ft. range. Most of the fish are being caught on leaf worms or wax worms. Most of the success has been coming on small ice jigs and slip bobbers. Look for the fish down the west end by the Island or by the weed point by the gray condos.
Walleye fishing has been average. The numbers of fish have decreased due to the turnover of the lake. This past weekend, I was still able to find a few legal fish. The best bite is now on fat head minnows. I’ve been fishing them either with a lindy rig or a small lead head jig, color doesn’t seem to matter. The best depth has been in the weed line in 15-17 ft. of water. The best success I’ve had were on the main lake points.
Northern pike fishing has been good. A lot of large fish are being caught in the 9-10 ft. range in the shallow weeds. Large bucktails or spinner baits have been catching most of the fish. I like either white or black for lure color. The northern fishing has been best by the weed flat by Browns Channel or by the Viewcrest Bay.
Bass fishing has been good. The fish have moved back into the shallows off the deep weeds. Most of the fish are now in 9-10 ft. or off of docks. The best baits have been either tube baits or small plastic pre-rigged worms, black and purple seem to be the best colors.
Good luck in your fall fishing. For guide parties next season please call Dave Duwe at 262-728-8063.