Cool I used to catch nice brookies in watercress ck. Just curious where you caught your brookies in Watercress or another feeder? I'm just curious if they're going into the lake?
MOON PHASE (67%)
Fished this evening for a few hours drifting an trolling. Came across a nice school in deep water...nothin doing Water temps 47 in Tittle 53 on main lake. Think Tittle is starting to turn if it didnt already...lot of junk in the water column.
Hwy 67 bridge still out.
MOON PHASE (39%)
41° - 45° F
56° - 60° F
Fished 10-25, 11-5PM, drifted with jig and fatheads.
A few bass and a reasonable pike, all swimming. Not many boats. Most seemed to be targeting panfish.
Everything caught was in the intermittent weeds beds in 15-25 FOW.
MOON PHASE (4%)
Drifted and trolled yesterday aft and evening using crawlers. Worked the whole lake....nothing to show for it. Water temps 55 in Tittle 59 on the main lake. DNR fishing pier is out. Even though didnt get anything attached pic shows just one of the reasons I fish. Cod fry at the UFO bar is another . Bridge still out on HWY 67.
The pier is now permanant...does not come out....last year thru the ice they had a pile driver pound in poles so they dont have to pull it out....this year ice permitting, and if they come up with the funds, the fishing pier north if the state park will also become permanant.
MOON PHASE (20%)
LLFC held its annual fall fishing tourny the past few days. With temps in the low 90's it was brutal with clear skys and light winds. The fish didnt co-operate either. Water temps are in the mid 70's. Couple notes on the bridge reconstruction, HWY 67, by the way its a 6 mile detour to get around. Recent heavy rains slowed the project and trapped some fish. With help of construction crews and fishing club members got em down to the lake. On a positive note some of the fish ended up being Brook Trout. DNR has not stocked the tributaries coming in to Long in over 10 years so there must be some natural reproduction...others looked like Walleye fry ,but that couldnt be confirmed.
HWY 67 to be closed to install a box culvert between lakeview rd and boyscout rd. starting Sept 11. A project fought for by the Long Lake Fishing Club,DNR fish biologists, and others to improve fish habitat at Willow creek in the north channel. Full article in Fond du lac Co. Reporter. Just a heads up for launching boats on that side of the lake. Hopefully more spawning sites will be made available for native fish.