Nice report and photos!
Fished all of N and S TLC for 29 Sep-6Oct. Weather was mostly cloudy and wet, but nothing a few extra layers wouldn't take care of. Fished mostly with drift, when conditions permitted. Netted +65 pannies and Eyes over the course of the week.
Water temp was 55, then dropped to 52-3 by week's end.
Both crawlers and fatheads were working fine.
I threw a sucker on Big Stone for a few hours on east shoreline; no takes. But our resort neighbors had some luck in the 34-38" range. Good luck and tite lines.
BTW, the Fall colours were peaking. Quite the sight when the sun was out.
Water temperatures have been constant 58° surface temperature, and measuring every 5 feet to 30 feet has measured 58.3. At 40 feet 49°
The lakes are further North, but I'm sure it will be the same after last night's snow, yes 1/2" on the ground in Land 0.
Lakes.. Big Portage, Black Oak, Catfish, Star, North Twin, and Forest.
Been up here all week. Weather sucked but had some chances. Bring your rain gear and warm stuff. It’s cold, rainy and sleeting today. Had a few big follows and strikes but nothing landed. All on top water baits whopper plopper and mini chopper. Best of luck
There is nothing like fishing the TLC in early October, especially if the Fall autumn colours are in full swing. Panfish can be found on most any lake at any time. I've found slip bobbers to work well to be able to adjust depth from one lake to another. Walleyes are around; they just take a bit more work. The key is structure, structure, structure. Find the drop offs and cribs and you'll have tite lines, my friend.
Heading up here first weekend in October. I've never fished the lakes before. I'm not a musky fisherman. Looking for walleye or panfish. Hoping someone could point me in the right direction for either. Will mainly be fishing last few hours in the evening. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Not looking for spots but depths and maybe a good lake to try.
Was a great 3 days to be up, only bad weather was at night. We had constant action pretty much everywhere we went. we were mainly targeting perch. Thurs was 90% crappies 10% Gills. Fri & Sat was 20% perch & 75% Gills and 2 crappies. We did keep about 25 fish for the pan. the small lake we fished is notorious for tons of snake pike, we caught none. Most fish were cuaght on 1/16 oz pinky jig tipped with a crappie minnow, perch wanted same jig with a red worm, all 4' to 12' deep.
Be up again the 20th