One in the rod holder and one in my hand. The panfish rod is usually in the holder while I'm watching the bobber and reeling in a lure at the same time
Southeast Wisconsin Area Lakes, Rivers and Ponds
MOON PHASE (29%)
Fishindude the monster gill catcher strikes again!
I was out while the weather was still cool and fish were out in 12 to 16 ft of water . Both largemouth and smallmouth were biting steadily, caught around 17 or 18 in 5 hrs. Gills were not biting much. Mostly got small bass and rock bass on my panfish rod. Managed to take home 4 gills 8 1/2 to 9 inch and a 16 inch walleye. Most bass and the eye were caught on a 3 1/2 inch soft swim bait
Got 5 bass and 2 crappies over the weekend. conditions on sun really sucked after cold front moved through, oddly I did better on the bass on sunday vs sat.
Nothing big bass wise the bigger ones where kind of tight lipped.
Got one on a Northland Mimic minnow swimbait out in the middle of the lake near the surface the rest where all on baby bass colored 4 inch flukes (not super flukes) in 22 feet of water near the bottom (no fish near shore at all). Oh, one bass was on a drop shot with the fluke about 18 inches from bottom.
While jigging a smaller 2.75 inch fluke off the side of the boat I got a 5 inch bluegill off the bottom in 20+ feet, was pretty surprised to get that little guy so deep.
If you notice that little jar sitting on the kayak in one of the pics, it's Smelly Jelly bass feast. Does it work? I think it definitely does as every time I use it I catch more fish that others on the same lake. I dip the the head of the jig in it every 10th cast or so.
76° - 80° F
76° - 80° F
Made it out today from 5:30am-4:30 on a lake I hadn't been on since early June. Started out pretty hot catching 2 eyes (13 & 14")in my first 10 casts. Caught them on my in-line spinner rig with a 3" white grub/twister tail. After they were released I landed on a huge school of 9-12"Rock bass. They wanted the same set up but wanted it presented vertically. Caught about 15 of those from the same spot. After that it was a tough go of it. Caught about 10 really nice gills 7-10" and a few perch the rest of the way. Weeds this year are not very far along which seems to have a lot of fish out over the deeper water.
Just a head up to those heading out to area lakes, most lakes are under SLOW NO WAKE at this time. Signs are posted at launches on those lakes.
Got this nice LMB on baby bass zoom flukes 4 inch on a round jig head off the bottom in 20+ feet of water while kayak fishing.
Targeted some fallen trees in the shallow areas but no bass seemed to be hanging out then I went to middle of lake and bam several fish like the one in the pic I got just jigging right below the Kayak.
Bass are schooling up in the deeper water now.
MOON PHASE (94%)
81° - 88° F
76° - 80° F
Went to a smaller Waukesha lake today from 0830 til 1030, couldn't believe the amount of other boaters out there on a weekday. Caught three lmb all about 12-15 inches. All caught on white twister tails in 12-16 fow. Surface temp was 79-80. Others looked to be not having much luck or getting alot of little gills in the shallows.