The algae is really starting to thicken up as well. A lot of grass and trash floating after all the rain and high water also.
Tracy and Rich booked a split trip for today on "The Rock". They have friends with them for the weekend so Rich and Dan opted for the early start at 6 am. We jigged and soaked dead rods until 10. The bite started off great with Rich boating a nice 26" slot fish. We also had a bunch of "shorties", sheep's head, crappies, northern pike, and catfish. At 10 o'clock Dan's daughter Hanna joined us for a few hours. We started trolling crank baits in Buckhorn Bay, but they just didn't want the hard baits we had out, so we went back to jigging. We boated more walleyes, sheep's head, and another crappie. My friend Ray stopped by and he had 1 keeper in the live well and was calling it a day, so he threw that in with what we had. The group ended up taking home 2 17 1/2" walleyes, and a few crappies.
Keep a tight line!!!
Fished solo and trolled for walleye on Saturday morning from 630 to 11:30 a.m. .caught a few catfish white bass 2 slot walleye 4 legal and few shorts all released. Fished 10 to 18' of water river channels. 1.8-2.2 mph. Trolled hottentots and salmo hornets.
Pulled flicker shads around for awhile Sat afternoon between Adams Cty. Park and the island. 1 walleye a little to long, several shorts, couple cats and couple white bass. Flat lines outperformed the boards.
THE MUSKIE ARE BITING.
Hadnt caught a single Muskie all year, countless follows but nothing would strike, apparently they turned on today. Caught 2 muskies today a 36 and 42, also missed one that struck twice on the figure 8 and missed another one that hit my top raider at dusk. 3 if my 4 bites were on a white posidon, it started the day brand new and now has more tooth marks and rips than I can count!
Dave and Dan from Fort Atkinson booked a morning trip for today on "The Rock". We launched from the State Park ramp by Buckhorn Bridge at 7 am. If anyone is wondering about the algae, it has started. We started the morning soaking dead rods and jigging in the timber, but the bite was slow so we trolled the remainder of the morning. When we brought the planer board to the boat you had to scrape the big gobs of algae off or you would have a mess in the boat. A lot of fish on Shad Raps, Flicker Shads, and Hornets. We finished with well over 25 "shorties", 2 "keepers", a bunch of white bass, some crappies, catfish, and sheep's head.
Keep a tight line!!!
A little shower came by early and showed a really nice prism.
Could someone please let me know what the water Clarity is like. I will be taking some friends from Milwaukee out tomorrow. We will probably start up by the Petenwell Dam and see if I can get them on some fish before we move out to the lake. I am hoping I can still get a lot of those 14-1/2 fish just to keep them in good spirits till I move out to the lake and try for some keepers.