Great reports for all species of game fish coming in from the anglers last weekend! Lake level is now below normal and is dropping at about an inch per day. Really good color to the water for bass fishing too! Not as dark, but good, stained water for fishing. As the lake drops, the Oxygen and cooler water temps have really improved the walleye, bass and crappie bite around our area. Should get better and better with these weather conditions! Still the most shad that I have ever seen in this area of the lake! You can throw a top water bait and see the water explode with shad! The Spotted Bass look like Footballs! Ha!
Water Temp – 68 to 71 degrees
Water Level is 656.9 and falling (Normal is 659.00)
Water is Stained
Walleye – The bite was really good this week from K Dock up towards the Power Site Dam! Trolling medium to large crank baits, bottom bouncing night crawlers and bottom bouncing #7 Flicker Shads in 20 ft of water! Several 5 to 7 lb walleye came in last weekend!
Black Bass – Good to Great on top water Buzz Baits, Spooks, Whopper Ploppers or anything you have in the top drawer of you tackle box! (It doesn’t matter when you see the amount of shad in the coves!) Also throw a medium to heavy jig on the points and steep rock bluffs. Crank baits down the bank as well.
Crappie – Getting better. Live minnows around brush piles and any structure. Still seeing some big ones suspended in deeper water. Swimming minnows also working well.
Bluegill – Great on a bobber and worm! Treat the kids to a day of fishing the old school way! Just pick a cove! Enjoy!
Catfish – Flat Heads Good to Great on Trot Lines with live bluegills! The water level is perfect to set lines now. The Gar have started to retreat with the cooler water temps. Should have a better chance at hitting a big cat without the gar getting there first!