Stopped on the way back from buffalo. Walked out from g.o.d. Made it about 600 yards from shore and spud went through on 1st hit. Fished our way back with nothing to show for it.
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Any advice on how to target the panfish on this lake? I am new to the area and love to fish. I used and posted on Lake Link in the past and just getting back into it now that I need to learn a new body of water. I plan to ice fish a lot this winter but judging by the other posts in here ice is not kind to the hungry fisherman. Looking forward to warming up at GOD and the Log Cabin either way.
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Kind of in between the hard and soft water periods on the puck. So with the lack of posts just interested in what fish from the puck you would place as number one for your dinner table? For us(bobby and me) we choose the yellow perch. Simply floured and sautéed on a stove top frying pan. Our second is surprisingly the northern pike cooked the same way. Walleye, bluegill, and crappie all nice. Perch seem to have increased in size and number in 2017 for us. A good thing. Hope your thanksgiving was nice.
curt-t-o, I have gotten some supplies from Net Craft, but most from Barlows Tackle. I don't fish the spawn. I may hit the end of it off my north shore but mostly post spawn. I usually start mid-April when the water is still high. They usually get going good around the end of April or the first part of May. I find they are present on that shore until mid-June. Then they start to sparse up. I find the white bass mixed with them. Some nice LM can be had there during their pre-spawn too. I like to walk out on my lawn in my cow barn boots and hope the water is lapping into my yard. Mornings and evenings seem best. I have got some eyes off of slip bobber rigs with crawlers too, but you can cover a lot more water casting. If you can keep the cats off of the rig. LOL.
Northman.Get well so you can get them eyes next spring. Nice looking spinners. Do you get your parts for them from netcraft? Do you have the best luck on them for EYES pre spawn or post spawn.This year been a good year for eyes for me and a lot of n-pike and w-bass when fishing for eyes. I have the best fishing on the years of high water hope we have a wet spring. And get a new dam. Dam it !
Apuckawa Alex, I use the inline spinner blades, (like the Panther Martin spinners use), they always spin and no matter how slow the retrieve. I like the purple, yellow, and green shades. Most of these have a sparkle pattern and some with dots on the lead body. I like the Countdown Rapalas because these cast better with a casting rod even into the wind. Even when the the lake starts getting lower you can still use these if you keep your rod high and burn them in. You can't take a lure away from a determined fish. Here are some earlier samples of the style of these. These are killer on white bass too. These are 3/8 oz. I find these cast well with the baitcaster. Winter project is right. I am just on the recovery side of a major surgery, so I just ordered more supplies. I added a few more pics of other spinners for live bate rigs and some crank patterns I have made and airbrushed.
I have noticed an increase in the numbers of bluegills and white bass last year and into this year. I didn't get too many northern off of my dock, but lots of gills and white bass. Of course, in the Spring, I got many walleye off of our shore casting countdown rapalas and spinner baits. Inline spinner baits. I make my own and have some killer patterns.
Don't know Derlict & Bobby's D., Curt T O & myself couldn't get away from Northerns at times. Seemed like anything you cast with or without wireleaders they would remove. Northerns reduced Flicker Shad, Spoons, & Rapala numbers from my tackle box. Most pike ran 12" -18". Largest 28 and one 32". Not many legal size from the Lake. Dead Sea through Ice in 2017. Think Fisherees proved that in winter of 2017. We fished mostly for walleyes. Put in a lot of hours for legals for the basket. Old Lake Puck is difficult to figure out for any fish species. She has defeated and discouraged many a fisher man & women. No structures, dropoffs, rocks, humps & little change in contours. Fish seem to roam, not much to hold in any certain area. Gotta love da Puck!