Not quite sure about the 50 trucks in the parking lot, there was a lot of people out that day. I was fishing in that large group. Caught 1 nice perch and multiple Gators on tip-ups. All fish were released safely.
Went to the public launch with my son last Saturday morning only to find the parking lot FULL with probably 50 trucks, many double parked! Large clusters of guys on the ice, presumably fishing. Anyone know what the event was? That many fishermen on such a small lake could really do some damage if not practicing catch and release.
Just crushed em today in the few hrs I was out limited in half hour on Bass which of course are always released I just put em on my Rapala Culling scale to see my total, a ton of fun but not used to catching such a small limit at 12lbs, then got a limit of gills quickly as well everything was biting today, even a few Northern too good size, released em both at the boat due to warm temps.
Only had a couple hrs a day here and there to fish the last couple months. Fortunately I’m a kayak fisherman with 4 great Lakes within 5 min of my house. This time I hit Ash from 7 to 9 pm, hoping the bass would hit despite the cold front. Ash didn’t disappoint. Caught 23 Largemouth, mostly 12 to 13 inches. Only 5 were legal size. But it was fun with all the action. At one point I caught 7 bass in 7 casts. All to the same exact spot. A nice weed bed in 14 ft of water. Lure was a paddle tail soft swimbait
MOON PHASE (100%)
81° - 88° F
Took my float tube and fly rod there today. Caught 3 largemouth 10" to 12" and a dozen or so hand-sized bluegill. Caught two of the bass on spider patterns, one on red and one on black. Everything else hit a #10 popper with a frog pattern. It seemed that everything turned on a noon. Before that I had only caught 1 bass. Fun day.