Good Morning everyone,
I noticed a lot of people having trouble fishing lake poygan. Its not that hard to fish. People on this sight are telling you what to do. you have to be ready to move all the time. Move if you are not marking fish, move 10 feet in any direction if they stop biting, and than go back to that hole in ten minutes. MOVE, MOVE, MOVE. In most cases I am making up my mind on moving before most people can set up. It is that easy.
As for baits. Pick out a vertical jig (I use a lindy rattling/flying spoon) in different colors. This year I have three poles set up. First has a clown color, second has a lime green color and the third is a gold color. I constantly changing pools, but never the jig on the pole. I am too cheap to buy minnows, so I go without.
The last advise is this. Wait till 9:00 am if you don't know where to go. Drive on the lake, and look around. Find a very tight group of fishermen and head that way. ( I just pissed off a lot of fisherman). Talk to the people around you, and ask if its alright to drill a hole near them. That is my pet peeve.
I had a guy walk up to me and asked how to catch white bass. I told him to use the hole ten feet next to me, and what bait to use. All of a sudden he became the world best fisherman because he was catching fish right and left. He never said a word to me the whole day. Some times fishermen can be the biggest jerks.
I fish most weekend. I drive off the shore on a white four wheeler, wearing a gray ice suit. The fish never see me coming . If you are having trouble or want to say hi...just look for me