very nice day on the lake, but tons of weeds etc. in the water making trolling very difficult. after white bass, they seemed to be scattered 19 fow best. most lakes always have the "old guy in a row boat" pay attention to them! as the restrooms are closed they have a port a toilet, tho shoulda been emptied weeks ago...wow!
MOON PHASE (99%)
61° - 65° F
61° - 65° F
Tried for strippers in the center of the lake, on Friday! Trolled for two hours nothing. Saw tons of fish and clouds of bait. Then moved into shore to get out of the wind.....Caught small Large mouth Bass 3 inches long, then two stripers in 12 ft and a nice small mouth that got off, and a small Pike 18 inches.. Let me know if the stripper in the middle start to bite again. Thanks
Out scanning Kegonsa this morning. Beautiful day, not too many people out. Water temp from 3' to 25' was between 74 to 75°F. Clarity poor (as expected but with Mendota a lot better then normal this time of the year I was hoping for better), thick algae, needed the camera lights below about 15'. Checked some cribs off Williams Point & Colladay Bar, only smaller gills (and some carp and sheephead) present. Did mark some schools suspended in deeper water but didn't try to see what they were because of poor visibility.
Here's a link to the water levels on the Madison chain. It updates daily and if the lake should be in a no wake condition, it will be listed on the website.
Kegonsa is usually the last lake on the chain that will go slow no wake because it takes a long time to get the water downstream. It's also usually one of the first to lift the slow no wake, so the water must drain out pretty fast. With that said though, the lakes are up about a foot right now but are not slow no wake right now. Good luck, Kegonsa can be a tough lake to fish but the fish are almost always nice size!
Going to head out on kegonsa tomorrow afternoon to do a little gill fishing then try for some eyes towards dark. I know this lake can go to no wake when it is high, anyone know if this is the case because of all the rain we have recieved lately?
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!