Tried fishing Lilly Lake for the first time this year. I tried spoons, spinnerbaits and mini tube baits but, despite being able to see panfish and Larmouth around the dock, I couldn't get anything to bite. It was good to see that the fish have grown nearly to eating size, and it should be worth ice fishing this winter.
MOON PHASE (10%)
61° - 65° F
61° - 65° F
Got to the lake about 6am. fished for an hour with one line with hook bobber, and worm. no bites. Fished another line with spoons, cranks, and spinners. Nothing bit until I put a topwater mouse on. 22.5" northern pulled in right off the dock. Unfortunately, an old dude and his kid(grandkid?) joined me on the dock, and the kid started throwing a large S-hook in the water back and forth on each side of the dock fishing for lures. Will def be bringing a boat back to get away from people.
MOON PHASE (87%)
66° - 70° F
61° - 65° F
This place left me disappointed. LOL. Fished for several hours today only catching a few thumb sized bluegills on crawlers. Spotted several smallies roaming around along with a (maybe 19-20 in) Northern but all refused to hit any lures or bait. Attempted to drag spinners, spoons, minnows, crawlers, etc. across the area but they continued ignoring it all. These fishes probably had too much to eat considering the pond was visibly full of little fishes (good news, I assume). Danielson we'll be back once the cherry blossoms bloom and of course after he's done mastering the crane technique. Hopefully next time Danielson will be able to use his hands to catch fishes instead of an Ugly stick
MOON PHASE (99%)
Didn't know what to expect from this lake, since it's been 30 years since I last fished it. Had a couple hours to kill on 5/5, so I paddled counterclockwise around the lake looking for signs of life, and didn't really find any until I was in the SE corner of the lake, where I saw a school of fingerling bass, so I slowed down and covered the water more thoroughly. I caught two pike, one maybe 22", the other a dinky little hammer handle, both on a stick-O fished SLOW, no love for the small X-rap that I also was throwing.
I have gone out on the docks here a few times when I had an hour or two of alone time the last few weeks and have used minnows, crawlers, various jigs and recently spoons and haven't had a single bite and haven't seen anyone else there have one either. It was nice to get out but if anyone has suggestions of what might work better I'm all ears!
MOON PHASE (15%)
Went out yesterday just for fun and giggles. Fished for a few hours without a hit. Tried using jigs along with leeches, minnows, and crawlers... No luck. Still to early (I think).
Keep us posted if y'all find the time to hit the lake. Cheers!