where are the spots for quality bass going to fish against my friends and would like to win.
MOON PHASE (93%)
76° - 80° F
76° - 80° F
Got out on Shawano Lake for a few hours with the world famous, Ricky Rosebush. The Walleye were on pretty good during the morning hours and then a decent 39" Musky to end the afternoon. The Walleye all came of crankbaits, (23"-24" in pics) and one on a bucktail. Go figure. The Musky ate a topwater. All fish released. Good day on the water and looking forward to getting back out in a couple weeks.
Back in the day (and Im talking way back) before the Sturgeon Park was made, the area opposite the paper mill was a wooded area with many trees on the shore. Mostly, we would have to cast side arm or under arm to get our bait out. Anyway, early in the season, we would fish for crappies using small minnows and there were times we really did well with an occassional pike and even a few walleyes. Some years I seem to recall picking up stripers. I have gone there a few times in recent years but would not even know how to fish from shore. Outside from an old timer (even older than me) once (about five years ago), I have not seen anyone fish from shore but the old timer who was fishing a daredevil told me he goes for an hour to two every week and has caught a few muskies. I would have to see that to 100% believe it. A few years ago, there was a guy in a boat fishing close to shore on the paper mill side and he was catching fish but what I don't know. Also, many years ago you could fish the paper mill side as there was no fence and nobody said anything. I remember catching a pretty decent smallmouth on the paper mill side.
MOON PHASE (18%)
We arrived at the County Park at 7am and was greeted with heavy fog. Thank god for a GPS cause it took us right to the spot by Schumacher Island ! My dad and buddy put in at Swan Acres and with no GPS got pretty much lost ! ...lol ! Shawano never let us down again for really nice gills and we left by 1pm with 4 limits ! Slip bobbers set at 5 1/2 feet with #8 gold hooks with crawlers ! Great day again for mid-summer gills out there !
81° - 88° F
76° - 80° F
Fished for two days on Winnebago for a birthday fish fry on the 14th and only found 18 nice perch so we decided to break out the slip bobbers and hunt for eater gills on Shawano ! ...Thanks to my good buddy Brad, he put us on the gills again ! Fished 4 spots in 8 to 9 fow and by 3:35 PM we left with 50 beautiful birthday Bluegills ! ...we used crawlers with #8 gold hooks set right at 5 1/2 feet ! ...thanks again Brad for putting us on the mid- summer gills/sunfish!