I think you mean the north side of West Bay. There is no public launch on South Bay.
I am planning on going up to this area in a couple months and was wondering if anyone knows what the boat launch fee is if they have one? Also, any general areas I should try or lures I should use for smallmouth, northern or walleye.
It's a little early yet but I thought I'd start seeing if I can get any help. My family will be staying on the lake the 2nd half of June.
I was wondering if anyone would be willing to let me know where we should be looking to get some smallmouth, pan fish (for the little people) and possibly some walleyes.
If the best bet is to go to a different lake let me know what lakes I should look at.
Please PM me with any helpful information.
Bringing the girlfriend up here in a couple weeks, wondering if anyone can give me a general area to try for some panfish and tip up action, all fish will be released. Feel free to pm me. Not looking for secret spots or somebody's honey hole, just want to put the lady on some fish so she doesn't get bored! Thanks in advance. Would be willing to trade info for the madison chain if necessary
Just wondering if anybody has been ice fishing? Team LP ice fishing team will be up there this weekend. Full cast of Ryan and Brian with special guest Rob will be hitting the lake hard this weekend. If you see them, stop and say hi and have a beverage. Their team uses Otter lodges.
MOON PHASE (75%)
71° - 75° F
Took awhile to find patterns but everything was in the weeds. Lots of slot walleyes 20-23". All on jigs in the weeds tipped with leeches or crawlers. Caught a ton of largemouth and not one under 14". Crappies were in 6-10 feet in the weeds. Caught tons of fish after we figured them out. We found the best fishing either away from the crowds or just before dark in the busy areas.
MOON PHASE (84%)
86° - 90° F
76° - 80° F
Fished Little St. this past week, not so good. Caught walleyes with leeches on slip bobbers set at 10', only 3 keepers out of about 20 landed. Caught some nice bass in West Bay on the weed edges using crawlers and leeches. Probably will be my last visit to Little St. Germain during the summer, way to many tubers, skiers, and wake boarders, they ran until dark and buzzed right in-between the people trying to fish making it very hard to anchor and hold a spot. Did have 5 Musky follows all on orange/yellow bucktails.
Well, just returned from little St. Germain Lake. Didn't have much luck throwing for Muskie, but caught just about every other species available.
We fished the West bay (deeper/clearer) hard, a few hours a day. We weren't able to raise one up. Used jake's, grandma baits, bucktails, and gliders. Spoke with two young guys fishing about 7-10 feet just inside the West bay entry. They were using bright colored bucktails. They said they had a follow (low 40's) in that area about 30 minutes prior. The other bays are completely different than the West bay. They are shallower and far less visibility. Almost a tail of two lakes.
A bright 1/16oz jig with crappie minnow was the ticket for other fish. A few pan handle pike, large perch, walleye, bass, and crappie. Large mouth were biting on spinner baits and plastic worms. Pan fish, as usual, were hitting crawlers.
I hope this helps someone that's headed up that way.