Down just a couple postings.... all is open and running as usual.
MOON PHASE (29%)
81° - 88° F
Here's a couple pictures that Pete didn't put on there he always has the hot hand he caught two bass at one time but anyways I enjoy fishing with you Pete Good Times buddy. And I'm definitely not a hot shot but I might know a guy
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On at 6:, off at 8:30. Doug IDE the hot shot guide dragged me kicking and screaming from a nice cool house. Just as I was getting ready to watch the ball game. We put over 40 fish in the boat in the two hours, hard to complain about that. Came for crappies. Caught a few nice ones along with a bunch of other sizes. Had 9 bass and a few gills along with perch. Nothing to brag about for size. But a lot of fun. He just loves it when he can out fish the old pro. He is getting even for when I put on a clinic this spring on Delavan. We just worked the 12 foot line around the lake. We used small jigs and plastic. Best of luck to all.
Ok folks, this isn't a fishing report, but given the number of hits this thread gets per post (and how close Tichigan is to Burlington), I thought it was worth posting here.
Burlington experienced significant flooding. Half the town was completely under water. Samaritan's purse (an international charity) has set-up camp in Burlington and desperately needs volunteers to help facilitate the clean-up effort. Samaritan's purse has two shifts available 7:30 to 12:30, and 12:30 to 5 every day now until the beginning of August. This Friday me and 6 others have volunteered - we'd love to have some more help. Here is a link Samaritans Purse flood response if you'd like more information. Please feel free to sign up via the website, or PM me directly if you'd like to help Friday morning. Thanks for considering!
Made it out yesterday from around 1 PM until 8 PM. Tried all sorts of different things and different areas. Started on the river looking for some Crappie. I tried 4 of my favorite river spots. The river was super S L O W!!! Caught 2 dink Crappie and 2 average Gills. That sent me packing off to the lake.
The lake was super busy, boats everywhere! Tried drifting the South side (8 to 14 fow) with a slow death rig on one pole and a leech on the other looking for Walleye - found one short 14 incher in 4 or 5 long drifts. Moved to the North Side and tried the same thing. I successfully patterned the Drum - lol! After a number of drifts and nothing but Drum, I moved onto looking for suspended Crappie.
Never did find the Crappie or the eyes, but did find a nice pile of pannies in deeper water on the lake. I anchored in 14 fow and hung 2 rods off the side of the boat, one with a fathead, and the other with 3/4 of a crawler about 1 foot off the bottom. Had a 8.5 inch Gill and an 11 inch Perch within minutes. Had a third pole with a Carolina Rig and a leech that I was casting / jigging back in. The bite was pretty good. Also caught a few on green Gulp fries. Had to do some sorting, but caught some quality pannies. Also caught a few short Bass on the Carolina Rig.
Mr. Bass, DK is still around, he moved from Waterford so he does not get out as much. Also, DK is a die-hard Bass guy, not a Pike guy. I've never met anyone who can cast like that guy - it's just crazy good. At any rate, DK and I both took advantage of the Pike bite last year in early Spring unitl June. Neither of us are Pike guys, but they were biting so we went after them! Once you get past mid-June the Pike bite dies off quite a bit on Tichigan. Neither of us were able to make it early this year for the Pike bite - just too many rings in the fire I guess.