We have had our best luck on the windy side of the beds in 8 to 10 this year just outside the weeds. Have not gotten the normal weed bite yet.
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81° - 88° F
71° - 75° F
This has been may worst year in the last 5 years of fishing here. Going to go out today and try my normal weed beds. I have yet to catch a eye in my 3 good weed beds. Been out fishing 6 times. Last time out i caught some small eyes in 14' fow. that was 2 weeks ago.
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71° - 75° F
66° - 70° F
Fishing was great once again. Crappies are still being caught in shallows. We even pulled a large and small mouth out of some wood, while crappie fishing. We caught enough pan fish for a fish fry and let the rest go.
That shallow part on Big Fork gets fished regularly. Skiers and tubers love dragging there kids over that shallow part too. In theory with the weed growth and the drop off it should hold fish.
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We found plenty of crappie, blue gills, perch, and even an occasional rock bass. No game fish. the biggest was a 13.25 crappie, the smallest was a 1.5 perch. We covered a lot of water, hitting range line, PGL, round, island, little fork, big fork and four mile lakes. The crappie preferred chunks of night crawlers (some what of a surprise for me.) otherwise, tiny fatheads and red worms produced well. we were very shallow, often less that one foot. be very careful, and stealthy when fishing this shallow, and release everything, as we did.
On a completely different note, we discovered a very shallow reef crossing big fork lake. It does not appear on any navigation or contour maps. By shallow I'm saying about 3 ft! in the middle of the lake. If the weather cooperates, maybe I'll make a run out there again and get coordinates.
Also, my sonar was not malfunctioning, I asked my partner to check the water's depth using a fishing rod, and it hit bottom.
What are the best lakes to fish on in this chain? Best species per lake in the time frames listed?
Just looking to get a feel for it, we used to go up to Pickeral, Lily, Riley, Twin Lakes, just looking to try someplace new now.
If you want to send me a PM it would be appreciated.
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