are the panfish in the channels? What about the white bass?
I would appreciate some guidance as I may fish tomorrow w my boys.
let me know pls & thx in advance!
Could be the Northwood's last trip of the soft water season on Lake Marie. Fished one more time this weekend and got a few stripers 12-15 inches on 1/16 oz jig with plastic and a minnow. Also caught a few crappies 8-11 inches with the same set up. All in deeper water 20-23 fow. But . . . . . we drifted into shallow water around the 6 ft area and wow what a surprise. My guide pulled in a beautiful 34" muskie on a 1/8 oz yellow sausage-mite tipped with a minnow. 6 lb line, no steel leader, ultra lite rod and the rest is history. That guy knows how to catch fish. Through the years, we've hauled in at least a dozen muskies from Lake Marie on mini-mites of all kinds. All fish were CPR'd. And by the way, that "guide" is my son. Happy Thanksgiving ! Tight lines ! IC
Late Report from Sunday. I fished Channel and Catherine from 9 AM to 2 PM. Water temps 40-42. I found crappies, perch, and LMBs in the bays 5-8 FOW. I was snap jigging small plastics to trigger most bites. Not much hitting live bait on a dead stick. I didn’t try deep but I marked some large schools in 20+ FOW. Water is very clear. I didn’t find much in the channels either. Check your first ice spots and you will definitely find fish.