I was almost down to a t-shirt today, not quite, I'm sure inland it was t-shirt weather. Anyone who has spent time on the water this season knows the significance of that. The sun was even out the last couple of days.
The last four days the fishing has been very good for our boat, the weather has varied considerably but the fishing has been consistent on bigger walleyes. Fish in the 14-17" range have made up our catch along with smallmouth (released), a few pike and perch. We have released some 18" walleyes the last four days, on our system in my opinion these are fish to put back, that is obviously a personal choice.
I have not used anything but extra large fatheads so far.
I looked in the bait well this morning, pretty lean on minnows, looked at my watch hmmm should I run into town for minnows and be 10 min. late? The heck with it I'll put this ice cream bucket full of crawlers son Tom picked in the boat and hope to make up the minnow deficiency with crawlers. First spot was going to bait half minnows and half crawlers apparently I don't have my garage fridge dialed in yet, they were a frozen , unusable glob .
Solo fisherman Dave and I made it through the day without having to run to Donner's Bay for bait, three two inch minnows left when we quit.
Pictures: Dave and I today, released our biggest fish 18"
Dave 19-3/4" smallmouth
Last picture I know some of you will recognize this guy. Connie insisted that he go out fishing for an afternoon as a birthday present. If you're wondering with all his energy if he can stay in a boat 4 hours, he did though when we fished he stood the whole time he said it was from being a musky fisherman. He's as fun to be in the boat with as at their resort. He released his biggest walleye also an 18" fish, the morning crew also had a nice catch that day.
Fishing has been good though they aren't behind every stump we do a lot of searching some days.
Beelzbob thank you for your reports I know you are I good fisherman I read the contents closely. We did do well those days I guess as the saying goes even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in awhile. There are days when another guide has done well and I struggled and vice versa. I do use one guy as my barometer, friend, D.P. you can probably guess who I'm talking about.
Structure fished , mostly wood as in last report, greenery is starting to come into play also.