No permit or sticker required. 2 lanches. I down the high school road. Braidwood closes I believe the 16th
MOON PHASE (15%)
After learning Heidecke is closed looks like I will be fishing here instead. Is there a launch fee or sticker required to fish Braidwood? Is trolling effective on this body of water?
Thank you in advance
MOON PHASE (1%)
76° - 80° F
Above 80° F
Fished from 6:30 to 9:15 water at cool end was 84 hot end 95 bite was slow but did get 8 small cat though them all back. the biggest was only 11" no wind calm day
MOON PHASE (59%)
46° - 50° F
56° - 60° F
Tough day yesterday with that east wind. Really roughed up the lake. We were able to only get one on a white spinner bait. Guys targeting catfish were doing well.
Nice 2.5 lb female ready to spawn. Bloody tail and a big 'ole belly.
MOON PHASE (2%)
Hit the lake early on 4/12 and knew it was going to be a challenge with the wind from the start. Any bank where we could fish plastics, we won. Fish were tight to the shore and would hit on the fall or within a few bumps of the rod. Also got them on wind blown banks with spinners and chatter baits. Total of 6 keepers and if we were weighing a tournament we would of had a 12+ bag. Got a stern reminder of navigating the lake as I dinged my freshly tuned prop when we went from 12 fow to 2 Fow in nothing flat. Thank goodness it was at idle and minimal damage. I think we would have each boated 5+ limits if we didn’t have to contend with the wind but it was so bad that in most places you couldn’t control the boat or feel your line. Spoke to a few other boats out and they were having a much tougher time.