Just returned from 2 weeks on the chip. Another great 2 weeks!
The first week, caught more legal eyes, then shorts. 2nd week, the legals were harder to come by.
I was casting flicker shads and jointed shad raps, slow death, and pulling flies. For those of you that fish the bago chain, you know what pulling flies is. Just about every eye I caught, it's mouth was loaded with larvae. I thought, why not try it. And it worked very well.
I did catch 1 muskie, 42 inches. I was casting a jointed shad rap.
I was fishing points, humps with wood on them. Pulling flies and slow death on the drops.
The crappies did not bite like they normally do. Actually had to fish for them. Had to keep moving, to pick off the active fish on cribs. Fished cribs shallow and deep. One thing I noticed, the avg size was a lot bigger this year. And the blue gills were quite a lot bigger. The last couple years, gulp was the big bait for me. Still was good, but minnows beat the gulp. Gold jig heads on sunny days, outfished every other color. We had one day, where we only had to sit on one spot.Use your locators. If there weren't any fish on the graph, I didn't wasted my time trying to fish the crib. The cribs that did have fish on them, they were really stacked up on the crib. From 5ft under the water, to the crib. Just couldn't get them to bite consistently.
I was able to feed the loon by hand again. Good to see it was still around
Walleyes, I fished both the east and west side. Crappies, mainly the east side. stayed at Johnsons Resort, like we have done for a long time. Barb and Pete again were great
Those of you that are lucky enough to be up there year round. I am very jealous. Have to wait another 50 weeks, before I get back up there.
To those of you having trouble finding spots to fish, if you have side scan, use that to find the cribs, weeds, wood. once I get to the crib, I use down scan, to see if any fish are present.