Bringing it to the top as there is a whole lot more info here than in the 3 posts of the other thread...
I'm gonna be out on LSG May 16th-18th for the first time with 3 other kayak fishermen. We're gonna fish from sun-up to sun-down and we'll be staying at Black Bear Lodge. I've read numerous posts and noted quite a bit of success in the West Bay with live bait (leeches, worms, and minnows). I'm generally a topwater buzzbait and hollow-frog type of fisherman (almost exclusively lures) and will pitch a jig-n-craw under docks whenever the sun comes out. Is it worth using lures this time of the year or do you strongly recommend hook and live bait? If lures are still good, are there any specific recommendations I should buy that seem to produce a nice day of bass fishing (lure type and color selections)?
Also, I've read that West Bay holds clearer water. Any ideas where to find the elusive bronzeback SMB??? I don't want to steal your "honey-hole" (I have too much respect for other fishermen). I anticipate finding them in deep structure but any specific locations would be greatly appreciated. I know there are guide services I can contact for lake assistance but I was hoping you guys on Lake-Link could provide some helpful insight for free; as I've done many times in the past for many other anglers who share the same passion for fishing as I do. If there are any kayak fishermen out there, PLEASE feel free to come out and join us. Thank you all in advance. Take care and God bless!!! <)))><
The worst day of fishing is ALWAYS better than the best day at work!
The launch in west bay is fairly steep but good, and has a loading pier. The Walk to the parking lot is rather long and uphill. It is a free launch. For SMB, stay in the clear waters of west bay, for LMB, the rest of the lake is good. Panfish are abundant but most run small, so lots of sorting for a meal. Some large walleye, I would try Big St. for them
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