No worries, I have the exact same problem lol it can be a pain to bounce around, especially when it's cold
Thanks Thunderstick. I agree there is a ton of structure. I do have a map and agree that it is the best money I have spent for trying to learn this lake. My problem is probably just sitting on the wrong structure because it looks good and being too lazy to move around much and find the active fish. I do know that the fish are in there though.
It could be depending on what they stock, if any and the forage base thrives. The slot like here on the Holcombe Flowage and on down, I don't think will have any impact if it does turn out to be a Walleye fishery. I've seen and heard of some big Crappies being caught also over the last few winters. Love to catch them off cribs if a person can find them!!!
Theres a landing on the south side of the main lake with a point that turns into a village where they target panfish. I haven't been out this year but I fished the flats along the main channel last winter a couple times, never did 'great' but never got skunked either. Panfish always seem to be quality size. There are about 100 spots on the flowage that I want to try though, its crazy how much structure there is. I've caught a bunch of 12-14" walleye both in winter and summer the last couple years (moreso in summer than winter). Never caught anything bigger than 18" out there but I bet this flowage is going to be an elite walleye fishery in another 5-10 years.
Been wanting to fish it more since it's close by. Know of other's who got some pretty nice Crappies last winter. Don't know if they target the cribs, channel, flats or what?? Ace Hardware had some nice map's available after the Flowage had been restructured and drained down years back. I didn't buy one because I didn't know how much or if I would even get a chance to go. Some current catch reports though on LL might re-spark my interest though!!!
I don't think it's that bad, has it's good days and bad like any other lake. They have lake maps out that should get you pretty close to some structure (tons of structure around here). As for bait, minnows for walleye and northern and spikes or waxies for crappie and gills. Hope that helps and good luck!
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Great 3 hours. 7 smallmouth on a James Gang Baby Squid Bait, a Kalin Sizmic Grub, and a homemade swimbait I poured. 18.5" at 4-1# 17" at 3-1# 15.5" at 2-11# 15" at 2-3# 14.25" at 2-6# and two around 13.5-14" not measured. All released. My biggest bass of 2018! All hammered them hard very good bite after I applied JOB Fish Sauce on them. 14' deep on bottom slow retrieve.