I went out to this lake yesterday, and it was decent. The conditions were good for some bass fishing, but I only managed to pull out two in like 2 hours. Both fish were like 12 inches each, which isn't bad for this lake. I used a black and orange "Havoc Pit Boss" with a 4/0 wide gap hook. I would cast down he edges and would pop the lure. It was decent fishing. For this lake, use small soft plastics, knowing this is a pressured lake.
Took my son out for some panfishing this afternoon. The south end is choked with those slimy weeds and not just the usual first 10 to 20 feet or so but more like 75 to 100 feet from shore. Never seen it this bad in the past few years not to mention the past 30 years I've been fishing there... Are they killing the weeds anymore or are we out of luck given the state budget stalemate?
Had a few bites no luck. Gas station at Dee and Touhy was sold out of waxworms and crawlers so we had to go with redworms.
This lake has a ton of shoreline and some very deep points but it is nothing more than a "holding" lake twice a year for catchable stocked trout. This has been the way this lake has been for over 25 years! Lets get some proper management and stock some channel cats and northerns to help clear out all the stunted bluegills.
In response to Kambue1: I know the pressure Axehead gets every Spring in Fall. The lake is poorly managed and maybe 1 keeper bass in the lake does not describe a sustainable and stable fishery. And this also applied to Belleau Lake as well. Most summer days these lakes are ghost towns and there is a reason for it.
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