Love all the bass species, the Rock bass get on my nerves occasionally I am going to try Lake Columbia sometime in next few weeks, maybe a stray bass or big catfish will show up. If anybody ever wants to tag along shoot me a message, probably mostly be shore fishing. Water was 84 degrees couple days ago so starting to drop some.
Southeast Wisconsin Area Lakes, Rivers and Ponds
MOON PHASE (1%)
Found a feeder creek into a river and killed bass, walleyes, and Crappies and a few perch even. We found the absolute motherload spot! I had never fished this stretch of river before and a buddy wanted to try! Wow is all i can say. Sometimes you gotta just explore!
MOON PHASE (1%)
One of my favorite lakes in Iowa has Wipers. What a blast to catch in open water or under ice. They fight twice as hard as a whitey the same size!
They were put in this lake to help control the shad population. We have caught them up to 13lbs and im sure there is some bigger ones!
MOON PHASE (5%)
Havent caught one out of Columbia in about 6 or 7 years, sure wish they would stock again. We have very limited options on where to catch the hybrids, dont want to say where these came from. Hybrids are very capable of surviving in water over 100 degrees and they also can survive in water that has ice over it for several months. I have seen videos of guys catching them ice fishing even, that would be a battle for sure.
There is a very subtle clue in this pic that tells exact spot we were fishing that day. Caught those 2 fish within minute of each other, big one was over 10 lbs
MOON PHASE (18%)
Great to see you back Jaybee, gotta get out in next week sometime. I havent been fishing very much lately either, did get out couple times recently. Caught some nice hybrid striped bass, walleye, largemouth, and musky. Water temps have mostly dipped below 50, few of bigger lakes still have some water over 50 in SE WI. Hybrid Stripers were still very active and caught those on lipless cranks. The river bite has been pretty good for walleye and smallmouth with live bait. Night bite has been best bite, caught a 45 inch Musky, 3 lb Largemouth, and 16 inch walleye in 1.5 hrs on Thursday night. Crappie bite was awesome on pilings, any wood on a river or lake right now has good chance at producing a few crappie.