Walleye fishing was very slow this past week. 10 keepers out of 5 fishermen. Size was great (17-20"), numbers were poor (only a couple shorts). Probably should've tried other structure or minnows. Slip bobber with leech took one keeper, the rest were on cranks. Wind blown weeds are where we focused. Mornings were best. A few nice smallies, rockbass, perch, and a 30" tiger musky, too. I personally had a terrible time, with the exception of one morning, fishing this lake. Had a blast catching crappies and gills on Buck, though.
Thanks for the report cgolf. I head up to the Buckatobans next Saturday and pay a few visits to the Twins during the week. Never seem to have trouble catching a limit of walleyes there, but it seems to be a different pattern every year for us. Some years lipless cranks, some years shadraps, some years jigging, some years slip bobbers, some years a combination. Some years shallow. Some deep. Swimbaits and slip bobber and leech were preferred last year. Trolling worked well the first year we were able to. It might take us a trip to figure them out. I love FISHING North Twin. A variety of techniques/presentations will put fish in the boat. Perch and bass can be fun, too. South Twin is a little depressing as I grew up fishing walleyes there each year, but that milfoil is crazy. Still fish to be caught though. I'll post a report during or after the week. PM me if your going to be up there during that week and we can share info. Pic of a 13" perch next to a 15" walleye, both caught on lipless crank on a mid lake hump. Fun lake.
I also had a close call here with the weather. Got caught in a storm on the south eastern end of North (slamming jumbo perch) while staying at Scott's Resort on South. Lightning hitting the lake all around us. Torrential down pour and strong wind. Couldn't make it back, so we had to drive up on the island to get out of the water. Don't know how we didn't get struck. Miracle and blessed come to mind. Storm came up extremely fast.
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Spent a week on the twins and the fishing was solid. Got a 20.5” 4.25 lb largemouth and lots of bass in the 16 to 19” range. Wanted to add that while I got a lot of bass the bite was slow, needed to drop a plastic on them and let it sit briefly to let them take it. I could not get them to chase cranks or spinnerbaits when fishing around cover, they were in some kind of funk.
For walleye got some random slot fish during the day and could get them pretty easy at night. Night time was casting 1/2 ounce lipless baits or #13 jointed raps. The bugs were everywhere but didn’t seem to screw up the bite.
The way I fish the twins is target everything but walleye during the day, and fish walleye at night, unless it is overcast then we can chase walleye too during the day
Did have a very scary moment on the South Twin Friday. Saw a big storm front to the north while I was fighting a strong southwest wind when all of a sudden it got dead calm for five minutes with a funky colored greenish sky. Then all of a sudden got hit with a equally strong cold northeast wind. I think we got lucky because the storms were north of us, but I will never go out without a phone again, because I had no clue if we had weather capable of producing a tornado in the area. Hope to never have that happen again.
Overall a great week of fishing, was nice to limit out on walleyes one day, and catch some slot fish each time we targeted them. Saw two muskies and hooked into a 40”ish fish that broke me off under the boat.
Hello fellow fishermen (and women). I will be coming up to North Twin with my dad and a few others. My dad is getting up there in age and would like to get him a half day or so with a guide for his birthday. With that being said does anyone know a guide that is familiar with the Twins? Please post or pm and thanks in advance.
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