Wow has the gill fishing tanked on keg. Fished from 6-11 and managed 7 gills all thrown back. Obviously something needs to be done here. It would be nice if they made it a no keep lake for 3-4 years. there simply are very few gills left in the lake.
MOON PHASE (75%)
81° - 88° F
76° - 80° F
Fished Lake Kengonsa morning/afternoon of July 23rd. Was mainly targeting Large Mouth Bass, and was throwing 5 inch senkos along the shore side. Ended up only catching a few small mouth bass, best fish being only about a pound. I then switched up to a top water buzz bait, because I noticed most people were targeting pike this time of year. I got a huge hit, set the hook on a huge fish, and then it jumped up and got off. I couldn't really tell what it was, but I assume it was either a pike or musky. The fish looked fairly longer, although with some good meat on it. To bad I couldn't real it in. You'd think the hook would stay in because these bigger fish have big mouths, but it did go into some seeweed and had a big jump/shook head, probaley causing the hook to come out. If anyone could comment what possible fish I was hooked onto, that would be great. Thanks!
MOON PHASE (99%)
Fished yesterday 9 to noon caught 6 crappie and 3 gills. Water temp was 62. May have been a good day but had to leave early. Fished today hoping the bite would be on. 1 crappie and 2 keeper eyes. Water temp was 70. Friday it was 56 and now it's 70.... what's up with all the floating green algae weeds that move around the lake. Yuck and annoying
MOON PHASE (99%)
61° - 65° F
56° - 60° F
Fished today noon to 5 pm. Caught 4 big gills 2 crappie 4 yellow bass one 18 inch large and 2 smallest. Pretty slow today. Was hoping to get more crappie and gill action. Caught gills around docks. Crappies and yellow bass edge of weeds. Will try tomorrow am again. Water temp 59.5
On Kegonsa Wednesday & Thursday mornings. VERY nice out, especially after fighting the wind on Mendota the previous two mornings! Water temp at 3' was 58°, at 20' it was 57°F. Marked large numbers of fish in the deep water basin, dropped the camera down a few times but because they were probably mostly carp the bottom was so stirred up it was a waste of time. As mentioned before the smallmouth are hanging on structure, but didn't see any panfish on any of the structure or cribs that I checked. Did see a couple Crappies just outside the weedlines. Hope to get a couple dives in before it turns too bad, found a couple interesting objects that I can't tell what they are with the camera. Rick