Fishing with the full moon has been a bit tough for the game fish. I’ve been catching some however the bite has slowed from the last few weeks. Bluegills continue to be the best bite on the lake, if you can’t catch your limit you should hang up the pole.
Largemouth bass are still on the deep weedline in 15-20 ft of water or in the slop in 3-4 ft of water. The deep fish are biting on drop shot nightcrawlers or drop shot plastic worms, green pumpkin is the best color. Good locations are by the yacht Club or by Willow Point. The big schools of fish are not around anymore, so you need to move around a lot to catch your fish.
Bluegills are pretty much all over. Most of the fishermen are catching them in 18-20 ft of water. You can catch them on wax worms or leaf worms. I prefer straight lining them beneath the boat with leaf worms or Hali jigs tiped with wax worms. The best location is by the gray condo point or by Lake Lawn Lodge.
Walleye fishing has been very slow this week. Most of the fish are coming on large leeches fished on a lindy rig in 15-20 ft of water. Look for the fish by Browns Channel or by the Village Supper Club point. Very few legal fish are being caught.
Northern Pike have not been cooperating much at all. I have fished them 5 or 6 times in the last week with only one or two to show for my effort. I would wait until the weather becomes more stable to try for them. I have no idea why the fishing has been so tough for the Northern.
Good luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 608-883-2050