Saturday proved to be a great day to be out on the water during the early morning hours and just at moon over head. My Client who was over for the Hodag Country Fest had a amazing morning boating his first ever musky and also his second fish a couple hours later. I ventured out with a friend for some night fishing and to fight off the bugs while in between casts.
Getting out prior to and after the buzz on the lakes from recreational boaters is key this time of the year. Heading out to fish from the last couple of hours into the late evening also pays off if you have decent bug repellent on hand. The surface bite is still in full swing and rubber is starting to pic up with panfish starting to suspend out deep. Lake X Fat B on shallow weed edges accounted for two of the fish and a regular sized Bulldawg put the other fish in the bag. The night bite is another great time to get out and be productive for musky. I get out prior to sunset and check my spots that have produced well during the day and try for a chance of catching one while it,s light yet. After dark I fish those same areas and make sure that everything is in place for netting and release tools when the fish takes a bite into the bait. When fishing with a partner pay close attention to casts and keep in your zone of the boat to prevent crossing lines while casting.
Future forecasts are predicting a slight cooling trend from friday to sunday and precipitation for both days this weekend. Chances are it will change but fishing in the rain can be very enjoyable as long as there is no lightning. Good luck and tight lines