If John over at CJ Smith's doesn't rent that house next store to the bait store there is a resort over on Petite Lake.
Out for about 6 hours yesterday. Slow day for the most part. Trolled the north lakes with a few small white bass to show. Jigged for a while with crawlers and caught about 8 eyes that were all hovering above and below the 14" mark. All fished were released. Most fish came from 5-8' of water. Lots of boats out trolling for the musky tournament. No wind didnt help out. Beats working......even with a fishing partner like I have!!
The Northwood floated around Lake Marie yesterday afternoon enjoying the sunshine. Water levels are a little high, with some debris on the water. We landed 9 different species of fish during our outing. Yellow bass, white bass, catfish, walleyes, blue gils, sheep, LMB, smallmouth bass, and one muskie. Many fish caught and we tried many different water depths: 3 fow to 25 fow. We used 3" paddle tails with multi-colored jig heads (got the walleyes on these); 1/16 oz mini mites, pink and chartreuse; Gold and blue Thinfishers (stripers nailed these) and 1/32 oz yellow and green mini mites with a waxie for the gills. With no wind it was a stale farm pond for the first few hours, then the wind picked up and the action was much better. We drifted most of the day. Hi to Ray W. See you on the water. IC
Fished 5/16 from 11-5 with Chris Taurisano of T-Bone Guide Service. What an excellent experience! Despite tough fishing conditions - bluebird skies, high and rising water conditions and the entire Chain being No-Wake, we caught walleye, including 1 22" slot fish, a handful of drum and a bonus catfish. Chris went out of his way to make the entire outing positive. Top quality boat, high quality gear, everything exactly as advertised. From trolling to jigging, Chris eagerly explained not only "what" technique we were going to use, but also "why". The Chain is not your "classic" walleye fishery, and I came away from the trip with a much better understanding of the Chain and its' walleye. For someone seeking a fun, educational and productive fishing experience, I can highly recommend Chris Chris Taurisano and T-Bone Guide Service.
My partner Matt has been on a great local bass bite and typically stays on the bass all season. For those interested in bass fishing or getting into tournament fishing Matt is one of the best bass fisherman I have encountered.