Have fished Ned rig a little, I would say good option for smallies but when we are talking largemouth give me a senko all day.
Southeast Wisconsin Area Lakes, Rivers and Ponds
MOON PHASE (17%)
Fished couple hours with my pops and we only had luck in one area. Tried 7 different spots and 6 spots held exactly 1 perch. The 7th spot we caught 16 walleye and bunch of rock bass. Water was dirty and fish we caught were holding on wood near shore. Kept 4 eyes and the perch. Water temp 73 and couldnt figure out why weeds weren't holding fish. Pic with smallies is from a past tournament where my son and I had 16 lbs with 5 fish, not quite enough for a win. If you ever want to find me on lake look for guy in blue shirt that has wet spots :)
MOON PHASE (1%)
Good job, fishindude55. Much better than the last time we tried that lake! I got out from 3 to 9 today. Been hearing about Ned rigs for a few years now, decided to give it a shot. Hit a shallow lake. Absolutely no bass caught on the flats. All the bass were in the shadows, either under piers or fallen trees. Not a lot of confidence When you try a new bait, but I stuck with it. Caught 12 bass fishin with Ned. Also a pike. Near dark, it started raining. Put on a purple worm with white tail, and caught 6 bass in a half hr, 5 legal size. No disrespect to Ned. They prolly got turned on by the rain. Finished up with 21 bass and 2 pike. Some were on the panfish jig .Tried the whole time to find crappie, only got a couple dinks all day. Then after dark caught 5- 10 inch keepers. Got rained on and temp dropped. Was mildly hypothermic when i got back to the truck. 2 pix show the big difference in fish size you can get on a panfish jig. And a lake pic so Hardwater can figure out where i was
MOON PHASE (1%)
66° - 70° F
71° - 75° F
Went out for a few hours this morning 5:30-9am. Hit up a lake in Waukesha county that I spent a lot of time on earlier in spring. Gonna have to start calling it my lake soon, as nobody seems to fish it which is fine with me.
Hadn't targeted gills in almost a month so was just gonna use this outing to do some spot checking and see where they might be hiding. Didn't have to spend much looking as I found them in the normal deep water transition depths. Found the normal weed edges anchored in 18' and casted to 12-15'Played the wind into the weeds using small jigs under a slip float w/ full red worm or a gulp 1" minnow. Red worms were the hot ticket. Some real nice gills today in the short amount of time fishing. Caught about 10 in the 8.5-9.25" range and about 20 in the 7-8" and lots of smaller gills mixed in. Lost a handful in the weeds too. All released.
81° - 88° F
71° - 75° F
Out on a Waukesha lake today from about 1130 - 1330. Water surface temp was about 75. Got three small LMB and one nice gill, all still swimming. Nice day for drifting, started to get a little too windy towards the end, plus the pleasure boaters started showing up. Got the gill and one bass on a slip bobber and jig. The other two bass were on paddle tails.
MOON PHASE (3%)
With all the stormy weather, fishing has been either on or off. Luckily the fish were hot to bite from 3 to 7 pm today, when I got out after work in Waukesha Co. between thunderstorms. Fished with 2 rods by myself. Bass bite was crazy on soft swimbaits. Caught 19 largemouth and 12 smallmouth. Another rod with jig and live bait caught 8 rock bass 8 to 10 1/2 inches, 10 gills from 6 to 10 1/4 inches and a 15 3/4 walleye. Depths were 8 to 13 ft. Released all the fish
Hoping someone might be able (and willing) to help me out. I am going to be visiting my son in Milwaukee next week one day. Was hoping to bring along the poles. Looking for someone to fish from shore. Don't care what we catch-wouldn't be able to keep anything, and I normally don't anyway. At UW-Milwaukee. Looking for somewhere within 30 minutes. PM me if you'd like.
MOON PHASE (26%)
76° - 80° F
Did some more Catfish hunting yesterday. Put some miles on looking for a few new spots to try along the Rock River. Managed about 15 eaters sized fish 1-3lbers. All fish released to get bigger. In my travels I managed to save 2 turtles from impending doom,as they were sunning themselves in the middle of the road. Had a juvenile Bald Eagle hang out overhead for about 15 mins watching intently as I pulled in a couple catfish. Great day on the river bank!