Went out Monday very hot so I went under the bridge crappie and bluegill were surfacing. Good bite caught about 25 gills and half dozen crappie. Some size. Ended letting them all go. Jig n crawler. And minnow. Leeches not so well. Last week saw my river otters first time in 5 years close to bridge around noon. Just south of bridge on east side. !!!
My dad drove by last week and said there is a crane on a barge over by the dam, so they might be drawing it down to do some work on the dam. The weekend before labor day the water level was down I'd say about 8"-12". I haven't gone back since then. Last weekend I went out to Caldron instead because of the lesser boat traffic.
Just a reminder that the High Falls/Caldron Falls annual musky tournament is right around the corner. October 14-15, 50 boat max team tournament and only $60 dollar entry. I won't go through all the details as the regulations can be found on the "High Falls & Caldron Falls Flowage Musky Tournament" Facebook page this year. If you have further questions give Popps resort a call or PM me. See you on the water!
MOON PHASE (78%)
61° - 65° F
61° - 65° F
Made my annual trip and fished High Falls Thursday through Saturday (9/7-9/9). Limited my water to the area between the North Narrows and the dam. 1 SMB and 1 LMB, for the whole weekend!!! Both by the bridge. I'm a million miles from understanding this body of water. Next year, more time in the Bass Bay Area.
I'd be interested if anyone has some pointers on this body of water for bass.
MOON PHASE (29%)
76° - 80° F
71° - 75° F
Been awhile since I posted, but been awhile since I been up! Had my daughter up with me Friday and Saturday and my brother and his son Sunday and Monday. Fishing was awesome to say the least! They wanted to fish crappies and walleyes, my nephew never caught a walleye jigging. We ended up with about 50 nice eater crappies, dozen perch and 9 walleye, all but 2 went back. Sunday night was nuts for eyes, we caught 7 in one spot in about 30 minutes as the sun was hitting the tree tops (like usual) I had 5 in a row that were 24-28", my nephew caught 2 (he was ecstatic!) My brother caught a couple. I like the new slot limit, I think that is giving us good opportunity for some trophy fish. It was great fun releasing these big fish, kept 2 for the table.We slip bobbed w/ leeches and jigged of course on the edges of a reef as they come up from the deep water feeding on all the little perch. Had about 3 perch spit out as we pulled the hooks out. Great night, I was so happy for my nephew to be part of a night like that and casting for crappies was a blast also! Here are a few pics, tight lines!