A few more from yesterday. The amount of baitfish in the lake right now is higher than I've ever seen
MOON PHASE (96%)
71° - 75° F
71° - 75° F
Launched from Green Lake, in town. Lots of fisherman on the lake. It was a gorgeous autumn day. Air temperatures reached the mid 70's and found water surface temps in the upper 60's/low 70's.
Had both of my daughters with me so we targeted panfish. We found some nice bluegills outside of Beyer's cove in 8 ftw on slip bobbers just above the weeds. However there was also a marked increase in boat traffic in and out of Beyers cove after a while and that killed the bite.
We moved to the NW shore by Green Lake and joined several other boats targeting perch. Everyone was catching fish. We found them in 8-12' ftw. All were taken on chunks of crawlers below slip bobbers. The perch were ravenous. If you were not paying attention (which happens when taking kids fishing) they swallowed the hook... which lead to us keeping some that were a bit smaller than I would have liked.
The key for both species was finding green coontail and cabbage with minnows present. If you found that, you found the fish.
Was a great day to be on the water. The kids had fun. I had fun. The weather was perfect.... (and the Packer game we didn't get to see ended up being one I was happy to have missed!)
MOON PHASE (7%)
66° - 70° F
61° - 65° F
Went out yesterday afternoon and was treated to bluebird skies, calm clear water. Not idea conditions for catching. Cruised shallows and saw quite a few bass, couple of pike and lots of junk fish. And lots of schools of bait...Moved out to jig a deep water edge and started marking nice fish right away from 25-40 fow. Hooked up with a catfish, 2 smallies and lost what I think was another nice catfish or walleye. Bite was fast and furious at dusk. Should have slid further up but was tired and ready for home. Fun lake as it was my first trip. Will be back when the wind blows. Would be interested learning more about the lake if anyone wants to PM me. Happy to share info on Bago or the Bay.
MOON PHASE (3%)
61° - 65° F
Went out today from dawn til 3:30. Only caught fish on one spot of the many I tried. Biggest largie was about 17" and biggest smallie was 18". Think the fronts moving thru the past couple days had them in a negative mood. Saw some monster smallies, but they weren't interested in anything I threw at them. There are perch everywhere around the weeds in 5-12 foot of water.
MOON PHASE (1%)
The fish have really started to put on the feed bag!! Last Sunday 9/25 I was out I had 9 walleyes 4 legals 30 some small mouth most being small but still fun to catch. Yesterday I was back out, I had 11 walleyes 3 legals a 23, a 21 1/2 and an 18 and a bunch of little small mouth again. Today I was out with a buddy and caught my personal best a 29" HOG!! Plus an 18, and a 15. All fish were released, except the 18 and 15 today buddy wanted some fish for dinner.