Depends on what side of the lake your place is at... You could be fishing no prob in front of your house, you might not...
Thanks again for all the tips. What a beautiful lake! I'll be making a trip up here in spring when things aren't quite so slow.
Sorry for the bad photo. She was a fighter and I couldn't get her to calm down. Took a treble hook in the leg trying to get her out of the net.
But in recent years we've caught between 0 and 2 pike per week and, not coincidentally, we haven't caught any tiger muskies. Now it's the SM bass population that's taken off in LAV.
I'll downsize my tackle and give those spots a try. I'm also hoping to be lucky enough to catch a bowfin. Didn't realize they were in here, but always wanted to catch one. I hear they put up a hell of a fight! Thanks again!
We also have generally done better with smaller baits (smaller bucktails, bass spinnerbaits, 5-7" crankbaits) on LAV than we have with the bigger, classic, musky baits. And when you use those smaller baits you also enhance your chances of catching walleye, SM bass, LM bass and northerns.
Anyone have a nice spot to work for bass, walleye, or northern/musky? A good color for this murky lake? Picked up some fire tiger large buck tails from the musky shop. I'm strictly catch and release, so I'm not pulling anyone's trophy out for myself lol.