Fished swan again for Father's day. It has been very good to us every time on father's day for the last few years or so. Brought the musky and pan fish gear with and found some big blue gills right off the bat so stayed on them until about 1pm when the wind and boaters all showed up. Kept a one man limit for two and called it a day. Great average size with hardly any sorting. Night crawler and small jig head. Boat positioning was key.
MOON PHASE (63%)
Took the kayak out on Sunday mid day. The breeze was strong enough to make fishing the pads and other weedbeds a chore, so I drifted and cast, then eventually paddle trolled around the hole to the right of the launch. Slow day, but good exercise. Got a handful of better sized white bass, a pike, a largemouth and a smaller, but eater catfish. Slow, but enough to keep me interested in the workout. Alternated between a smaller plastic swim bait and a diving crankbait. Caught some fish on each. Been extremely lucky on landing a few pike with 6# and no leader. Gonna be a bite off soon. Everything was released.
barefoot,Was that you sitting on the pier fishing when I caught it ? Being in Poynette I have only fished this lake once last yr. and once last week and have been in the area for 10yrs.now,nice little lake and not to much boat traffic like the Madison lake I grew up on ;)
MOON PHASE (34%)
86° - 90° F
First time on Swan this year for me. Spent a few hours in the heat of the afternoon. Dang wind was a PIA for me as I was fishing out of a kayak,
Caught a bunch of small bass and a couple decent ones, in the weeds. Had one on for about five feet that felt good, so I'll call it a big one. Also caught a small pike, a mess of white bass ( deeper) and a really nice channel cat, maybe 6-7 pounds.
Seems the white bass this year are substantially smaller than last year, or I just got into the small ones. Caught them while drifting over the deeper holes and casting ( or paddle trolling) so it wasn't all from the same school.
Anyone else catching white bass ?
MOON PHASE (25%)
66° - 70° F
61° - 65° F
Late report from tuesday morning. When out after ski's from 830-1. Beautiful overcast day northwest wind. Threw topwater, had my first ever follow/swipe on topwater. It was just like in the TV shows big ol'wake behind the lure with its back sticking out of the water. And the second i saw it open its mouth i set the hooks........ prematurely....... gunna chalk that up to adrenalin damn rookie mistakes. 3 casts later had a easily 20+ inch bass hit that i lost at the boat. Overall fantastic day on swan.
Congrats Fishinnut, she sure is a beauty!!!!!