Fishing 10/1, fish were scattered and action slow. Our usual hotspots weren't even lukewarm. We marked an impressive number of fish stacked up over a hump in the middle of the lake, but couldn't figure out how to make them bite. Four fish--a bass, two perch and a very healthy bluegill like those we caught all spring and summer--until the cold wind and rain got the better of us. All fish were on worms below a bobber; jig and bait and small spinners with/without bait did not produce their usual way.
Long Lake, Lake County
I was out two weeks ago. Last week was a little wet. I was getting LMB on spinner baits and 3/8 ounce finesse jigs with ned craws under the boat docks on the south side and southwest side by the train tracks. PBJ color and purple craw. 10-11 total with a few northern as well.
Good luck, I don't know how the rain has effected it since then. The water has to be backup again. There was nothing happening in the channel. One hit.
MOON PHASE (100%)
66° - 70° F
61° - 65° F
The Northwood was out on Friday late afternoon and into evening. Bite was slow in 3-6 fow, landing some smaller gills, perch and a couple yellow stripers. We also drifted thru deeper water with minimal luck. Eventually moved to the east side of New House Point in 10 fow, casting back into 7 fow. Wind was pretty rough, but the gills, perch and small LMBs were ready for action. Small jigs with plastic tipped with minnows or a waxie. The gills were rippin' the minnows. Even got a few very large crappies. What a great evening for fishing. Tight lines ! IC
MOON PHASE (72%)
71° - 75° F
61° - 65° F
The Northwood spent Wednesday afternoon on Long Lake. I had Doctor Jay out with me. Shallow water from 4 fow in toward shore produced only some small perch and a couple gills. Deeper water at 11 fow was also slow. We anchored in about 5.5 fow, casting out into 6+ and that produced some nice gills, perch, yellow stripers, a couple LMB and a few big crappies. We used a small mini-mite, plastic tail, tipped with a waxie or a minnow. Also a very small split shot which helped with the presentation in the 6+ fow. Doctor Jay was jigging along the side of the vessel and I was retrieving. Both very effective methods. We moved around the east side of Newhouse Point in 9-10 fow and the gill, crappie and perch action was non-stop. Both methods, retrieving and dead sticking were working well. If you like 8 inch gills, that was the spot. And remember, you have to catch a few minnows before you land a shark. Once again, Long produces no matter the time of day. Tight lines ! IC