FYI: Slow no Wake
Fished from ten until one today. went out in my kayak from the larson beach. Went up towards mud lake. no weeds on that whole shoreline. my grandpa and I always did well on that shoreline for gills but nothing going today with the lack of weeds. made the long move and fished a spot I havent fished in years. 15 feet im guessing I found the fish. caught a walleye and a perch right away. had two gills on. all in about 10 minutes. right as I got on the fish i saw a storm in the distance and had a long distance back. started to rain just as I got to shore. Wish the weather would cooperate but what do you do.
Best of luck, FH
Figured I'd put up a real fishing report instead of more BS. Got to the lake at 6 this morning put in and fished the east side drop off and docks for bass. Did not do any good on the drop off but it picked up on the docks. Water was very dingy so we decided that the fish would have to be up shallow in order to locate food. We threw spinners, football jigs, wacky rigs, and Texas rigs up shallow anywhere from 1-4 ft. Missed a 3lber by the boat but continued to fish hard. We caught the bass few and far between, but they were all of decent size. We then fished the docks and outside weed edges south of the launch and that was where our action picked up. I was throwing a drop shot in 6-12 ft of water and caught 1 smallmouth and 2 largemouth. We then decided to head in and stop to fish the rocks out from the launch before we put it on the trailer. Swim jigs and red Texas rigged worms produced the best. We caught one over 3lbs and the rest were decent sized. If anyone needs any more information just let me know. We are also looking to fish Mendota on Friday for bass if anyone has any info, it would be greatly appreciated.
Got to Lakefarm Sunday morning to find all the bass tourney guys at the docks. Last guy unloaded his boat in the middle of the landing and kept his boat there while I was trying to launch. Didn't move until I came close to him. They were taking off the same time I was and I had to monevor around them to get out. I haven't fished tournes in 10 yrs but we always made wade for non tourney guys.Guess things have changed.
Fished in various depths from 15 ft to 8 ft. Found some fish at all depths. First fish of the day for my 78 yr old dad was a 16in Eye. Caught a 14 inch eye with a tag. Kept 20 mixed bag of Gills and perch. Used everyhing from Ice fishing hook with worms to plastics with waxies and Nightcrawlers. Did managed to catch biggest gill this year at 10". Caught our share of sheephead.Tight lines.
Not a good day on Thursday, at least for my partner and I. Worked all depths from shallow to 26 fow on Waubesa & Upper Mud including outer weed lines. Only thing we didn't try was the middle of Waubesa for suspended gills or crappies. They weren't suspended in Upper Mud. 5 1/2 hours of baking in the sun and 9 pannies for the effort and they were barely keepers. Last year was pretty bad, wondering if this year is a repeat. Third outing this year and two skunkings. I know some guys do well from reading the postings but we're finding it tougher than past years and we've been doing Madison for 14 years once a week. Pushing partner to move to Delevan. It's closer to Milwaukee and from what I read a much better fishery although a ridiculous launch fee. Welcome any comments pro or con. Tight lines.