I've booked a vacation on Upper for the summer so it's not about hand picking lakes to fish. It was about finding a lake my kids can swim in and have fun in while exploring a new area of the state. I fish the Winnebago system and Green Bay so numbers and size aren't as much of a concern as just a change in pace from trolling non-stop.
Thanks again everyone for the feedback.
It's funny reading through everyone's opinion of these lakes(very minimal responses). Some think that Middle is the best, others think that Middle stinks. Sounds typical to these types of lakes. Deep, clear lakes can definitely be a mystery.
I would assume that the weeds are generally cabbage, sand grass and coontail. Much for rock? I see that the thermocline is generally in the 25-35 fow range in July.
Can I get a fairly large walleye boat from Upper to Lower?
One last question-Is there a map or a bait shop that has the locations of the lake cribs?
Again, thanks for all the feedback.
In general I'm pretty use to fishing this type of lake in Minnesota years ago when I lived there. Does anyone do much after dark suspended fish trolling? Please PM if you would rather. I'm assuming there is a cisco/tullibee base. Full moon periods could produce good fish both suspended over the deeper water as well as shallow on big cranks behind boards.
Any suggestions for crappies other then just fan casting the weed edges?
How is the launch on Upper? Will I be able to float my Ranger off?
Robinson has some good crappie fishing and some pike, I've never found bass there. Thats why I usually stick to the Upper Eau Claire for 95% of my fishing.