Also should mention, we ALWAYS put them on ice right away when we get off the lake, or fry them up immediately; the longer they sit in that warm lake water, the less appealing they are!
jeff.georgalas, I do enjoy eating them. We've found that the earlier in the season you catch them, the better they are. Once they've been sitting in the warm August water for a while, they can get kinda mushy and muddy tasting. We took a trip up to Hayward to Lost Land Lake a couple years ago in June and had a LMB feast that was amazing! It's no fresh walleye, but still delicious when done right. I never thought of pickling either, may have to try that.
Large Mouth Bass are not bad eating at all when caught from cold water and kept cold in a cooler until home. They are fantastic pickled, can't tell them from pickled herring. I used to only pickle northerns, white bass, and suckers, then I learned that both LMB and SMB are great. Don't try crappies, not good.
MOON PHASE (92%)
76° - 80° F
Friday I got about a dozen panfish, would have kept about 8 of those. Gills, Sunnys and Perch. Got one huge bullhead, one NICE bass and lost something big in the weeds.
Saturday the east shore was all waves, hit the west shore, few bites but not hot and heavy, once the wind died I was able to pick up more pannies and another huge bullhead.
Everything went back for another day. Seems like the fishing is coming back around for me a bit, been skunked for the last few weeks. My thoughts are that when the weeds were cut/poisoned and then it got hot as hell, everything bailed out deep, where I have been unable to find them. No sonar... yet... Using Navionics on my phone is not the idea situation...
MOON PHASE (84%)
Does anyone have any suggestions lures and places for bass on little green I fish it regularly lasts year I had some nice fish but this year all I have had was 1 nice 16" compared to last years 22" by this time any suggestion tips and knowledge would be appreciated and good luck fishing ??
71° - 75° F
76° - 80° F
Great holiday fishing on Little Green today!
Hit the water at about 5:45am and started nailing LM bass right away. Used pink/black plastic worms on a weedless hook. Floated down the northern shoreline and casted right through the weeds and brush. Biggest fish was 21", but caught a few 14"-17" as well. Not nearly as many boaters as I thought there would be on a holiday. Have fun and stay safe!