September 4, 2018
Carolyn from Anglers All reports: We have had a week of tough weather with some hard rain creating mud lines. You can expect to see the mud lines for the next few days. Fishing can be very productive along the mud lines. Overall; better fishing is ahead of us as we hope for clear skies. As the fog clears, early morning or evening seems to be the best fishing right now. Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Small Mouth fishing continues to be very good. Small Mouth have scattered throughout the Bay and could relate to any type of structure in the Bay. Anglers have been successful using sucker minnows and also larger plastics. Trolling for Lake Trout has been excellent with reports from Long Island all the way to Outer Island and all points in-between. Most Trollers are using spoons or spin-n-glos run off of down riggers, dipsy divers or lead core!
Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....Bass fishing is really good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows. With warmer temps now, the Bass are deeper in that 14 - 18 ft. using sucker minnows and deeper diving shad raps. Walleye trolling using crawler harnesses with bottom bouncers is good right now. The Lake Trout bite is fantastic in the flats and among the Islands. The water temps have warmed up and that's why the fish are spreading out. Mid-summer fishing patterns are continuing now and you may have to change your baits mid-day or you may have to change locations. Anglers continue to report having good success catching Walleye in the Bay using crawler harnesses. There have been a lot of boats out trolling and doing really good in the Flats and the South Channel catching their limit. Shore fishing is good from the docks casting for Rock Bass and Northerns and in the evenings catching some Walleyes using a variety of bait including dare devils, rapalas, and still soaking smelt and using crawlers. However, the Walleye bite does seems to be a bit tough right now. With the recent rain we might start seeing fish go up the stream. Right now the water is high in the creeks and as soon as we get a better report we will post it. Right now Lake Trout Season remains the same.