We just got back from a trip up there a few weeks ago. Northern and largies. in 10 to 3 feet of water. Heavy weeds. spinner baits an spoons were best. Color maters!!! We caught a good amount of Small mouth doing the same but close to deep water on shallow flats with sperratic light weed areas. Also had 2 muskie on big spinner baits, both in 10 to 15 feet suspended. Only 1 walleye the whole time. Lots of gills and perch. Pm me and I will more then happy to let you know the spots we got fish
I have only fished this lake 3 or 4 times so I am not an expert but everything is deeper. The lakes are exact opposites of one another. One stained and structure filled and the other very clear and not nearly as much structure to fish. The water clarity was such that we caught very little under 15 to 20 feet except for the few weed filled areas. Good luck.
My husband and I are going to LCO the 14th-17th. He will spend a day musky fishing and rest of the time mostly for walleyes unless the crappies or panfish are active. We have never fished the lake before and are looking for a little bit of guidance on any of the species. I read that in August people were using leeches. Is that still the case? We are both experienced fishermen, just not this lake. We usually stay on the Chip but thought we would do something different this time.
Thanks in advance!
Thanks for the heads up, first night up here and it's slow fishing so far, few largies and northern so far. Anyone know a guide that is free s unday or Monday? Want to see some walleye and or smallies on the line, will post how things went when the trip is done thanks
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71° - 75° F
Fished LCO last few days
really great weather and good lake conditions.
didnt spend crazy amount of time fishing walleye. Started with flat lining taildancers and wallydivers (pink, green)in 15' right on the edge of the shoreline drop off.... started around the mouth of little lac and trolled north, it a pretty long stretch covered lota of ground.... caught 6 that were 12"-17" in size. Went deeper like 50fow and noticed lots of bait around 24-30' down. Started trollin lead and had the same results with the eyes.... never tried jigging. Did a little slip bobber fishing on those steep sandy shorline drop offs.... no eyes but some slab 10"+ blue gills.... pink was the color tipes with a leech. Tip: bring your leeches not many places around there with jumbos.... and if they have them there 8$ and the jumbos are like small mediums..... ( there not jumbos at all) was a good trip all in all kids had fun.
As far I as I know, there are no brown trout in LCO. Big Round Lake was stocked with browns and lakers years ago, but I think they have died out by now.
LCO is known for it's walleyes, northerns, muskies, bass and panfish. Focus on those species and you'll catch more fish.
I'm unsure of the thermocline this year, most years in the past it was around 24-28 feet. Below that, no oxygen!
Walleyes, focus on weed beds 15-20 feet with leeches under slip bobbers or jigging.
Hello, taking my family up to lac the next 4days. Was lookn for any info or tactics for walleyes...(leadcore? Rigging? Jigging?) I also see the lake is deep and brown troute are present. Is it common to catch them? Any info on those would be great? Downriggers? In-line weights? Are they down deep or do they more hang out by the streams or creeks? Was up there last year. Not to much luck Very beautiful lake. Excited to get back!