Walleyes again proved elusive despite fishing primarily with minnows, leeches and night crawlers, but the smallmouth were active over the weekend. Beautiful weather with very little wind kept me on the lake. Buddy and I had pretty consistent action using jigs, slip bobbers and floating jigheads. Would start a drift in 20' and move back out once we hit 10'. Most were 14-17", but did get one 18'. Caught fish pretty much every spot we tried.
Two Sisters, Oneida County
Canoe, there's a good number of lmb in the west end of lake, fish weedy bays, points, and fallen wood with wacky worms or weedless bass jigs. If you're looking for bigger bass it wouldn't be my first choice, never caught one over 16", lots of 12"-14"ers. There are some bigger smallies over 20" on the main lake though. Good luck out there.
Roller trailer will get you in but it's shallow 50 ft out. I always take my hip waders to walk the boat off and get it out to navigable water. It's all sand but if your hull gets beached you're going to have to get out anyway to pull it off.
Thanks for help.
Are there any lakes around that might provide better options for the panfish/bullheads. I've been out the Rainbow and a few others, but the Rainbow is so big to figure out on limited time.
Anyway, thanks again for the input and if anyone has anything else, I appreciate it.
MOON PHASE (89%)
81° - 88° F
71° - 75° F
I was up with the family this past weekend and saw a baby bullhead dying on the surface. I've been fishing this lake at least twice a year for the past 15 years and that is only the second bullhead I've ever seen on it.
As far as panfish, they are mostly stunted and small, but are pretty easy to catch. They were bedding when we were up there last weekend. It's fairly easy to get into some smaller largemouth bass as well, which my kids always seem to like.
There is a tiny alcove in the middle to west side on the south shore of the western lake (hope that makes sense) that is a great action place to take kids in the morning through mid-afternoon. Seemed to completely shut down later in the day. We were catching bluegills, smallmouth, and largemouth there and even saw a decent northern pike.