Is anybody doing any gill fishing? Last post way back in April.
Lower Genesee, Waukesha County
MOON PHASE (69%)
Fished Sunday noon-3:00 pm. It was a nasty walk out with the wind blowing 20 mph. Managed to pop up the shelter despite the wind. Had steady action in 7', but they we almost all small bluegills except the last one which was about 8". Waxies worked ok but red spokes seemed to work best. Would have preferred to drill some more holes and hole hop, but the wind was too much.
MOON PHASE (8%)
51° - 55° F
56° - 60° F
After a good day yesterday and sitting through the Packers game today. I had a bunch of minnows left and wanted use them. Was hoping for some crappie action but with the rain couldn't bring the electronics out. Made it tough to find the right spot. Last spot I hit provided a few nice gills up to about 8". Highlight of the short outing was while bringing in a gill a large Lower Gen pike came out of the weeds and took my fish. Well the pike didn't care and took me for a short ride. Fought it for about 3-4 mins, knowing full well my 4lb test was no match. Tried to let it play itself out but it made one last run and the line went limp. Est the fish at 35-40". Wish I had a setup on board for the pike. Didn't find the crappie but was a fun couple hours.