The bite is going pretty good out on Long. Lots of bites, lots of different kinds of fish. Finding good weeds has been key. Oh, and lots of fun folks to fish with too!
Now I have the itch to get up to Long! 3 weeks and I'll be there with my wife and two kids. Hope the boat traffic isn't too bad on the week of the 4th of July. My 20 yr old daughter is ready to get out of Illinios and my 12 yr old son is ready to get on some nice fish. I'm just excited to come back to Long Lake. Went a long time without until about 4 years ago. Now we come every year. Got some good memories up there. I just wish we still had cabins the in the family.
MOON PHASE (91%)
66° - 70° F
66° - 70° F
We've had some decent fishing lately, in between the storms. The past two mornings we caught quite a mixed bag of fish. Walleyes, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, pike, crappie and bluegills all have come aboard. Lee caught a 10 1/4" bluegill this morning! Jigs and leeches are working well for us.
Sheboygan and fltlndr thanks for the reports. It sounds like both of you had some tough conditions but you persevered and got rewarded. Good job ! Long is a hard lake to fish, but if you search and work you will find them. It is a beautiful lake with large numbers and quality if you can find them, in my opinion. Our group of seven family guys will be there for a week starting Father's Day weekend. My dad has been coming to long for over 40 years and I am the older son and it will be year 33 for me. All of us family members live for our one week at the mighty long and part of the fun is the anticipation of going. The lake conditions and the species we do well on are different every year. We normally prefer to catch walleyed but always revert back to whatever is biting. We do 99% catch and release, maybe catch a few for a meal but never bring a cooler full home. Always looking for a trophy though ! Thanks for the reports from everyone, I'll give a report after our week.
MOON PHASE (87%)
Water temp was 53 when we arrived on May 20th and stayed there for most of the first week. Water temp gradually climbed to 59ish the next several days and then went to 65 for the last 2 days. Lots rain, changing fronts and wind throughout the entire 2 weeks made fishing tough. No weed lines to speak of for the first week but nice cabbage growth started once the weather warmed a bit. We fished out regular spots targeting rocky drop-offs and what little weed lines we could find. Our records show 73 walleye between 15" and 27" were caught. Approximately 1/2 were 18" and over. Anything over 20" is still swimming. Fishing should should improve in the coming days and weeks. Those darn things have to eat sometime. PM with questions.