Yes buoys mark the main routes.They are in seasonally every year from about April or early May depending on weather , to about mid October when they start getting pulled. All courtesy of "The Grade Boat Club".
Water levels in the main lake do not vary that much.Level and flow In the river right now, are normal to a little low. Here is a link you can keep track of water level and flow rate at the nearest river report site, which is just upriver at Portage.
MOON PHASE (16%)
76° - 80° F
66° - 70° F
We fished Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning. Great weather, but it made the fishing a little tough. Did very well on the river for walleyes jigging early and late in the day. Largemouth bass were good early in Okee Bay and Whalen Bay on the weed edges with topwaters. Boat traffic Saturday was nuts as usual with the nice weather. Had a great trip.
These folks had a rough day.....it burned up real good on saturday.
No one was hurt. Have fun out there.
Coming up this week(Wed) for eyes. Last time I fished LW was early June and we did well trolling 4-12 ft in Sticky Bay with lures and leeches on spinners. Is that area still a good place to start at this time of year or are there better spots..
So I'm not the only one that was wrecking them earlier, but where do the fish go is my main question? One bay was stacked and now they're basically gone. If they were in the deep wood then crappie and walleye guys would catch them, same goes for deep (15-25) foot channel edges and humps. Baffles me, oh well. Good to hear of some gigantic smallish being caught.
What do you consider deep I guess? I've got them in around 10fow before but not much deeper. I have gotten smallies much deeper though. My fantastic LM bite ended about 2 weeks ago but being as the smallie bite is still fantastic I see little reason to go searching for LM. 3 SM for me at or just under 5lbs in the last 2 weeks, with at least one more lost at the boat. As you say also plenty 15-17" fish too. I usually go back to devoting more time to LM in August, the bite usually picks up for me then. Usually from now till then I have a great crappie bite going too, but its gonna be hard to get bored of fishing smallies....
MOON PHASE (56%)
Fished largies this morning up shallow flipping and had about 3 bites in two hours or dedicated flipping. Three weeks ago it was lights out and now I'm stuggling. Has anyone caught largemouth on this lake on some offshore or deeper structure before? I'm really stumped. Smallmouth fishing has been good too with lots of 15-17 inch fish!