Anybody have a boat and looking for a partner to fish the happy hookers bass tournment april8th?
140$per team, ill put in half, pay for gas, bring lunch and if we place in $ you will be taken care of!!
I was out yesterday, Sunday, and got a late start. Got there about 1:30 or so and everybody and their brother were there. Lots of smaller cats from shore and some from boats. A few guys caught bass from boats. Some were out since 7am and got about 6 bass, mostly smaller ones. I had been throwing spinner baits, both all white or all black and nothing. I threw a floating jerkbait, nothing. I threw a white beetle spin on my ultra lite, nothing. I spoke with a gentleman who fishing by himself in his boat and he caught 6 in the cane. As we were talking he landed another keeper on a dark color jig. I changed to a black/blue skirted chatterbait with a dark plastic body pitching tight to the shore and a few casts later i got a 17 inch largemouth that was so pretty. She wasn't huge but I enjoyed the tussle and I let her go back. I fished a while more and got off the water about 5pm. The day was warm and going to cool down in a hurry, plus all the others had to get out of the park by 7 so I wanted to beat the rush. It seems the bite is improving. It probably wont be long before the water gets too warm, right?
Catfish were caught on shrimp and a couple on waxworms. All the catfish were small. 3 bluegills as well
I seen a fellow fisherman walking to the parking lot wiith a catfish on a stringer that was at least 5lbs.A young fisherman caught 1 Bass on a red eye shad while I was there.
This is the highest concentration of channels cats in the world. They are everywhere, like annoying parasite. They bite lures, and will eat anything they see. One time i decided to just catch them all so they stop bothering me. I was fishing under my boat, anchored. I put a small hook and started keeping them. Got about 30 and got tired. Bite never slowed down. There must be millions of them there.
But with all of that said, they will prefer normal channel spots. If you have a boat, find a hole, and anchor not inside the hole, but on the edge of the hole. If from the bank, go find a tree or some point or some structure or sudden change of depth... stuff like that. South side is deeper and easier to access them. On north side you will need to cast kind of far because it is really shallow by the ramp.
Is there any good panfish fishing on this lake? I've duck hunted quite a few times but never fished it. Not looking to take away anybody's secret spots. just want to get out once and a while around here between trips to MN and WI.
if u want to have fun, get a small castnet so u can catch some shad, then look for a deeper spot, and cast far and on bottom, with cut shad as bait. Dont matter where you go, this lake is infested with billions of channel catfish. There is too many of them which is the reason why they dont grow big. But they compete for food and bite right away.
The lake also has lots of bass, but off the bank you will be lucky if you catch 1.
Hi fellow fisherman! I'd like to reach out to the experienced and seasoned fisherman and ask if there are any tips or techniques that work well. Im not looking to catch a specific type of fish. Just want to take my girlfriend out and enjoy ourselves. Also, are there certain periods/months of the year that the fishing is better? I greatly appreciate the help! Thanks!