Angus, Try it, It should be on
MOON PHASE (92%)
81° - 88° F
66° - 70° F
Report and some questions. Fished Powers today for the first time ever with the intentions of targeting bass. Went 3 hours without a bite. Found some weeds and it was game on. During the next 3 hours we boated 10 bass, 15 pike 2 walleye and 1 bluegill. Most were caught on jerkbaits. The bass were 12-15 inches, pike were all "snot rockets" the 2 walleye were 16"and 17" and the gill was 9" All the fish we caught were in 6-10ft of water.
My questions are. Are there any big fish in the lake, specifically bass, and will the weeds eventually fill in? We saw plenty of small spooky bass in less than 6ft of water. Didn't see or catch anything worthwhile. Would I be wasting my time returning?
MOON PHASE (23%)
66° - 70° F
61° - 65° F
Got out at about 10:00 today and it was a good one. Caught some big gills on waxies and crawler chunks, both were about equal. Kept 15 all around 8-8 3/4" and let go some real big ones caught one that was just over 10" and probably 10 more over 9", I let anything 9 or better go. During a slow in action I tossed a paddle tail swim bait and got a 16 1/2" walleye on my second cast of course released do to the new 18" minimum. Took a break from the gills and tossed the swimbait around hoping for another eye, but caught over 20 largemouth instead none over 2 and half lbs. Caught some huge rock bass on the swimbait as well. I fish Geneva as well and the rock bass in this lake are just as big or bigger.
Late report from a week and a half ago. Crappie every cast when you found them and I found them in multiple spots, it was hard not to catch a crappie some of them were very big 13-14". Easily caught 50 crappie though most were kinda small. Caught a few bedding smallmouth as well just for fun. All fish released that day, I don't keep crappie.
Pictured is an over 10" gill released, hard to take good pics by yourself. And a 9 3/4 gill that swallowed my jig or I would have released it and the lone walleye.
51° - 55° F
46° - 50° F
Went on at 9, off at 3. Didn't find the crappie until 1. They were in the tall weeds, 10ft. They would not hit a jig of any color, just a plain red hook with a small minnow. 7 of them 11 1/2" or better.
MOON PHASE (12%)
Caught some nice crappie and bluegill today. The fish are super spooky and long casts are a must. The crappie were schooled up in a couple places in thick isolated weed clumps. A couple of times I spooked fish that I passed right over. I was sight fishing them for the most part. Slip bobbers and plastics, brought minnows and never used them. Crappie were deeper then the gills I caught. All fish released today and I never keep crappie anyway. The launch has some sand that pushed into the ramp from the winter and It is pretty shallow as of right now. Fished Elizabeth yesterday and had good results there as well.
MOON PHASE (4%)
16° - 20° F
Was out from 1230-5PM on Friday on the southwest portion of the lake with a small group. Caught a nice 32" Pike in 8 fow on a med shiner at 1245PM. Had a flag or 2 every hour, a few misses and more drops. Fished in 5 fow to 18 fow with tip ups. All flags came between 6 and 10 fow. Shiners varied from 3 feet off the bottom to a foot under the ice depending on depth. Was able to pick up small perch in 10 fow on jig and small minnoes. 1 LMB in 5 fow on tip up
Went back out with a larger group same location from 9am-6pm on Saturday . Had action on tip ups all day, even with larger shiners. Biggest pike was 24", but caught plenty within the 15"-18". A few more misses and drops but we had several flags an hour. Again, all action came between 6-10 fow.
Great Lake we will be back again next year.