My advice is don’t fish muskies if u like catching fish
Got out on the flowage for the first time ever this past weekend targeting muskies with no success. Being such a large body of water, does anyone have any helpful hints or pointers for a struggling angler to hel put a few muskies in the boat. Feel free to PM, any info is greatly appreciated.
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71° - 75° F
Was up at my parents house over Memorial Day weekend. We fished in the morning and evening mostly when it was a little cooler.
Saturday Morning had a few crappies with small crappie jigs. Bite died around 9:00. Sunday morning same thing. Sunday night with the warm weather we decided to try and cast for northerns since they might be more active. We casted in a weedy bay. My wife had a big walleye follow her spinner bait. A few casts later I hooked into a 17 inch walleye on a blue floating rapala, and then later a nice 20 inch one, which we released. The bay was only about 4 feet deep so I was surprised to find walleyes there. We also managed a few smaller northerns that made it fun for the kids.
Fished a little this weekend, Saturday can be described in one word SLOW, Sunday was much better. Atypically we targeted pike and other shallow water lurking fish mid day. Almost anything gold and flashy that you could work the 2-3 foot weed edge worked well. Many fish caught and released.
Tried for walleye and crappie with no luck. This spring has been hard to pattern so far as a new front comes through every day. As soon as we get some stable weather the bite should be excellent. Crappie are just about to spawn, gills are starting to move shallow and walleye should be on the early summer pattern soon.
MOON PHASE (44%)
Fished Thursday evening, Friday and the opener. Was very interesting to say the least. Ice had only been out for 4-5 days and water temps were increasing rapidly. Thursday was mostly perch (very end of the spawn) and some gills (not expected), Friday the crappie started and we got a really nice mixed bag. An odd spring with almost everything being 2-3 weeks behind schedule. Crappie minnows under a float with gold or red glow (as always in spring) were our best colors. Look for warm 3-8fow with some emergent weeds or wood and a dark bottom and I think you'll find fish.
We saw more smallmouth than normal for this early as well, with a few being pretty nice.
Crappie spawn is still 2 weeks out based on the few we cleaned. Tried to keep just a few males, but some of the females were so far off from spawn that you couldn't tell.
Looking forward to an exceptional spring on Holcombe
5 of us were up for the weekend. Fished Saturday morning/evening and Sunday morning. We were also with the group(s) up by the mouth of Jump on Saturday morning and did well on the walleyes. Like previously mentioned, I saw more small mouth caught this year than other openers. Saturday evening we targeted crappies and managed to do OK (w/1 white crappie caught). Sunday morning we were up early and were one of a few boats fishing the mouth and had a much better morning than Saturday.
We did see quite a few boats heading further up Jump River. Does anyone have reports from that area? Have not ventured up that far in the past but was intrigued with the amount of traffic heading that direction. Bigger fish up there?
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56° - 60° F
Hope everyone had a good opener. Saturday morning we joined everyone else at the mouth of the Jump River. Caught our limit using jigs and minnows or jigs and night crawlers. I saw a lot of small mouth bass being caught and released as well. By about 8:30 things really slowed down.
With no wind and sun, I think it killed the fishing. Tried in the evening but no luck. Went out on Sunday morning around 8:30 and only managed a pike and a bass near the jump. I think the trick was getting out early. It was a fun weekend with family though and the walleye tacos were a treat.
How did others do?