The 3 W's been conspiring to keep me from fishing. Work, wife and weather. Finally decided I was hitting the water today no matter how bad the weather was. Obviously boating was out of the picture, so I hit a creek for some trout fishing. Usually catch my biggest trout of the year on nasty, rainy days. Landed 4 browns, 12 1/2, 15, 17 1/2 & 18. Released of course
Southeast Wisconsin Area Lakes, Rivers and Ponds
MOON PHASE (5%)
FINALLY found a great place to shore fish with my kids. Tons of room on shore and best of all, fish that were biting. Caught about 15 sunfish/bluegills in shallow on ice jigs with 1 inch gulp minnows under a bobber. Added a waxie when they were finnicky but that seemed to only catch smaller fish. Kept 8 fish for a small fish fry. Was great to teach the kids how to clean the fish and the entire process from lake to table! If anyone is looking for a place to bring kids, send me a PM. I'm always in search of shore spots for my boys so I'm happy to share with others looking for the same.
Saw a few decent sized bass cruising the shallows. Also stopped by the dam in Oconomowoc to see the muskies/walleyes spawning (picture of the big shadows in the water). Pretty cool but what I wouldn't give to get one of those giants on the line!