Thank you for the info!
i hope to get out there in early October, and find a few fish. All catch and release.
Tight lines! <•>><
Got back out this morning from 6:00 until 9:30 looking for a few crappies, started shallow, in and out of the weed lines, nothing the first hour. Moved just a little deeper and picked up 3 largemouths and a rock bass, everything small. Went to another spot and managed another bass and a bunch of small perch. Moved out to a deeper spot and caught 2 crappies and a few more perch. Small jigs with plastics, dead stick with minnows on red hook caught the crappies. Dropshot was attracting all the perch. Crappies caught in 14fow, 2-4 feet off the bottom hanging to what ever cover was there. Good Luck and Stay Safe
Got out with my Son on Saturday. Started at about 9:45am and finished about 1pm. I wanted to let him be in charge, so let him make the call. He wanted to start right outside the launch and use a bobber and crawler to get anything. He wanted to stay right on the ledge where it drops down, so we kinda did. The wind blew us toward the beach. I was throwing a double bladed Musky bait while he soaked a worm. I had something swipe the bait, saw a nice boil, but didn't connect. He had a couple of fish pull his bobber, but didn't get them. He then wanted to go across the lake to the shallow area by the bar/restaurant. So we motored over there. I switched to a spinnerbait and he put his worm/bobber out and threw a spinnerbait. He caught a small perch on the worm. We let the wind push us back across the lake as we fished. He got a couple more panfish & I got skunked.
Went out this morning for a few hours from 6:30 until 9:30 targeting Crappies. Marked a lot of fish from 6ft out to 10ft along some weed lines. Started with small spinner, then a beetle spin and then a small jig and plastic with no luck, added a minnow to the jig and finally started getting hits but only when it was not moving and under the boat. Only caught 4 Crappies and a perch but had to keep moving, decided to throw the drop shot, managed to pick up a few more perch and rock bass and one largemouth. Tried fishing shallower in the weeds but only found smaller perch. Largest Crappie was 10in but everything else a little shorter. Cooler temps at night have pushed some fish back in shallower than what I had a week ago, didn't really see any large number of fish suspended out deeper like they were just a week ago. Good Luck and Stay safe:
Hey Bigin: I have caught a lot of Gars in this lake over the years and It's always been in early June. I've landed quite a few but most of the time they usually end up breaking the line. I'm not sure if its post spawn, but they show up in large schools at that time and if your fishing with minnows or lures that imitate minnows there on the attack. Most of the gars I've seen have been found from the DNR launch all the way over to the beach anywhere from 6ft. out deeper cruising the weed lines. They put up a good fight and even better in your net or boat, those teeth are nasty. I have lost plenty of hooks and jigs to these critters, and even had to bandage up a couple of friends who got to close when they were thrashing around in the boat or trying to get them out of the net. I've been waiting for someone to pull one up through the ice. There are some big ones out there. Stay safe: