MOON PHASE (90%)
Fishing report- was there from 8-5 by myself, drilled 30+ holes and jigged like crazy, with 2 tip downs out with small flatheads on. The bite was tough. ATV Nation had a jillion tip ups out, and nothing was happening for them. I had gone out to the 28-30 ft depths where the fish hang out this time of the year, drilled one hole, and found a big school of around 50 gills right off. Getting them to bite was another matter. Kept moving and trying different lures. Smaller perch kept robbing all my flatheads, but I did get two big gills and a crappie on the minnows. After 6 hrs I had iced 13 gills and one crappie. Then finally, at 2 pm, and after 30 holes, I dropped my transducer down and there was a giant christmas tree of fish down there. Put the camera down to see what was there. A couple crappie were at the top, and then around 200 gills from 10 to 25 ft down. Surprisingly, right on the bottom were several crappie hanging out with the perch. For a change, these fish actually wanted to feed.
So a poor day ended up being a good day, ended up catching 45 gills, 6 crappie and 5 perch. Kept 5 crappie and a perch for supper
81° - 88° F
76° - 80º F
71° - 75° F
Did not target northerns. Used texas rigged senkos for the bass. All fish still swimming.