Fished this evening for walleye in brutal conditions.Had 4 flags 1 break off and one 14 inch walleye at dark.I set up off the point in 15 feet of water.Ice is solid 10 where i was.
MOON PHASE (94%)
76° - 80° F
July 4th 2017. High level of water. People saying fishing was off...but it wasn't. Just had to look and try different strategies. Wacky worms, live bait didn't work. At dusk, there were a lot of insects on the water and bait fish were rising to the surface along a line off the shore, going east from the boat launch. I suspect it was the start of some drop-off or weed line and thought that bass or pike wouldn't be far behind. So I took out my red headed white Yo Zuri crystal flat sided minnow and slowly trolled behind my little kayak. Got a nice fat largemouth within 10 minutes. The hit on my lure wasn't subtle, turned my kayak. Dinner for my 2 cats, poodle and me!!
MOON PHASE (99%)
61° - 65° F
56° - 60° F
Tried Jordan early this year and to no surprise, panfish not too active yet. Water temps 56 at 730 am. Tried my usual spots, shallow and deep and only managed to bring home 6. 3 gills and 3 crappies. Surprised to see 5 other boats. Water is up and improvements made to parking area. Caught small bass on minnows.