Fished with a group of 7 other guys from Friday evening through yesterday morning. A LOT of fish were caught. We spent most of the time on Big Fork, Medicine, and Little Fork. We did get a few on Fourmile and Big Stone as well. There were easily 200 walleyes boated. A few nice crappies, some perch, rock bass, and the occasional bass and pike. Most of the fish seemed to come from some sort of off shore structure in 12 to 20 fow. Mid lake humps and extended points surrounded by deep water were better. Not much going on in shallow water until late evening but the fish were smaller the shallower you went. We caught fish on a variety of lures and baits. 1/16th and 1/8th ounce jigs with crawlers and fatheads produced the best. A few on plastics, #5 and #7 ripn raps, and #10 husky jerks. Slip bobbers and drifting lindy rigs worked too.
The water temp throughout the chain seemed to vary on Saturday morning from the upper 50s on the bigger lakes to 63 degrees on the north side of Fourmile. By yesterday morning everything had leveled out to around 59 degrees after a cool night on Saturday. There was some limited new weed growth in water from 8 feet and shallower.
I know this chain of lakes isn't normally a large producer of big fish but, I was a little surprised that we never boated a fish over 17 inches. Most were in the 10 to 13 inch range. Normally I have no problem getting at least a few walleyes on every trip over 20. Not this weekend though.
Once the weather stabilizes and the weeds start to come up more the fishing should get a little better for a few bigger fish. Tight lines!