Got out Friday afternoon with my bud jared.did the slow roll on a jig with crawler or leech .Dropped a couple vids on d&j begginers edge on fb of what we did.Led with a good sized cat then it become the walleye yellow bass show. Just like last time we were out drifting the boat in 8 to 10 ft of water and all the walleyes and yellow bass a guy could want to catch. This lake is such a blast. Finished with five different species of fish. Have a safe holiday.
MOON PHASE (35%)
71° - 75° F
71° - 75° F
Thought I would finish my report from fishing LLB last week. Fishing picked up considerably after being able to consistently find weedbeds. We drifted the launch area and had a lot of success pitching or jigging 1/8th ounce jigs and minnows. Caught a ton of yellow bass, a handful of walleyes, smallmouth and the occasional crappie or bluegill. Finding yellow bass is a lot of fun...there were multiple occasions when we had 4 poles in the water and each had a fish. They seem to be a nomadic species as they don't seem to stay in the exact area for more than 5 minutes. Fun fish though!
Also had success drifting the NW side of the lake. There are a couple areas with considerable weeds up there. Minnows/jig and minnow or small rapala cranks worked well. Yellow bass, walleye and smallies were the biters. Also caught several catfish and two giant 13" crappies.
As a side note, I saw the biggest muskie I've ever seen in person swim by the dock. At first I thought it was a giant carp, then thought it was two large carp swimming next to each other. When it got into the sunlight I saw the distinct pointed head and light tan stripes on the body. Definitely over 40 inches, possibly 45+. And FAT. Saw a couple other smaller muskies swimming in the crystal clear shallows by the bridge/dam. I tried throwing Mepps #5 bucktails to see if I could coerce a bite but they weren't interested. Still fun to know they are there!
MOON PHASE (6%)
76° - 80° F
71° - 75° F
Fishing on LLB has been consistently inconsistent over the past several days. Tried pitching jigs over submerged weeds and have only been able to attract yellow bass. Walleyes have been very slow. I've caught more catfish than walleyes over the past four days. Have not had success during the daytime hours that this lake is usually known for. Bass have been found under docks and occasionally in shallow over rocky bottoms. Ratl traps have been good.
Will be out fishing again this week so hopefully the action picks up! Appreciate the tips provided below!
There's lots of small patches of weeds out there. This year almost everything seems to be in 9 FOW or less.
I think the rains/high water early in the season limited the weed growth this season.
In terms of fishing the weeds, a split shot or light slip sinker rig can help you work a presentation through them with minimal fuss. It also helps you slow down. Remember that often you won't feel a "bite" the line will just get a little heavy....hooksets are free.
MOON PHASE (31%)
If you're fishing the NW part of the lake, you'll find a very distinct weedline out to about 10 fow. Start looking for weeds in that depth off the Jewish kid's camp, and work it around towards the north and keep following the contour. Try dragging or pitching an 1/8 oz. jig with fathead or leech just into and outside the weeds , and you should catch fish. Smallies and yellow bass were very active here last week, but eyes are slowing down. Try the same strategy on the east side, starting a couple hundred feet north of the bridge by the Fowler spillway. Tip of the day Slowing your presentation down is key.
Caught a nice smallie under a dock and a small catfish drifting the NW corner of the lake this afternoon. SM came on Gulp and catfish on a crawler.
Can anyone help me find the weeds on this lake? Been having trouble finding fish here the past few days and haven't seen anything on the bottom! Either they're not biting or I stink at fishing (or a combination).
I appreciate the help!
You can only park a trailer in the lot by the boat launch/beach during the summer months if you have a handicap sticker. You will need to find street parking which typically a few blocks away on the weekends. They did build a nice new parking lot across the street from the new community center but not sure how difficult is is to park in there due to the number of cars.
Vehicles with trailers park on the road, and adjacent streets when Wisconsin Ave. Spots are full . Some people park in the launch lot, but I'm not sure if that's allowed in summer.
The launch is flooded right now, plan on wet feet and probably legs to get a boat out until the water from recent rain recedes. Lake is up probably 8" over normal summer controlled level.
MOON PHASE (72%)
76° - 80° F
76° - 80° F
Fished 8-10PM last night, thought I'd try one of the creek inlets since the water is very high from recent rains, and there was a noticeable flow. As the mosquitos attacked me, walleyes starting biting like crazy. When the mosquitos quit, so did the fish. In 3' throwing jig and leech, right toward where the water comes into the lake from the creek, about 50 feet off shore. Probably will be fish there in daylight too while the flow is on.
They were mostly on the small side, but fun catching 15+ walleyes in less than two hours!
Please slow boat no wake near shore with the high water!