With the cooler water temperatures, the walleye are throughout the water column. I’ve caught fish as shallow as 3 ft and as deep as 23 ft. Some of the fish I’ve caught have been on nightcrawlers and some have come off of fathead minnows.
Walleye pike fishing has been all right in the 13-15 ft depth range right on the weed line. The best location has been west of Willow Point. The legal fish I’ve been catching have been on split shot rigged nightcrawlers within the weeds. First light and last light have been the most active periods.
The smallmouth bass are with the largemouth bass in the shallows. The best location has been by Lake Lawn or by Del Mar. Split shot rigged nightcrawlers are working well. They are found in the 4-5 ft depth range until the water warms.