What a beautiful day out today, had a blast today, with this group of guys! We started of jigging and a lot of action in the morning then went to trolling caught some doing that. This was my last open water trip of the year and I can’t thank everyone enough for letting me spend some time with you in the boat!! I am booking ice fishing trips already with only a few dates left open for December!
56° - 60° F
51° - 55° F
Arrived late morning. Launched early afternoon at chester creek after rain. Found alot of walleye shallow not too far from launch. Lot of 13-14"ers but 5 keepers. Rain off and on and windy. Action was great in 5-8 feet in chester creek area. Went out to channel and it was slow so returned to the shallower water well off the channel. Fun day, probably caught 50 fish. Some crappie and white bass mixed in.
Fished this past Sunday out on the Pete until dark. Fishing was great but really exploded the last 20 minutes of light. I saw something I’ve never seen before and I have more than a day of fishing under my belt. I was fishing off a submerged point that goes from 1.5 FOW to 20ish rather quickly. Most of my fish were coming between 14 and 20 until I saw blowup coming from the top of the point in about 2 FOW. Figuring they were whites I move in closer and threw my plastic right into the middle of the school. For the next 10 minutes it was walleye after walleye, nothing huge. It seems they had bait pinned up on top of this point and just went into a feeding frenzy. I have no doubt they would have hit a top water. Anyone seen this with walleye before? First for me and crazy exciting!
Kinda nice being the only boat on the river this morning. The weather was less than favorable but the fish didn't seem to care. Only fished a couple hours by myself. Jerk baits and jigs with minnows or plastics. Fish were pretty shallow. Everything less than 10 fow. Everything was released today. The crappies in the picture were on a double while jigging with a dead stick. Water temp was 59 degrees.
41° - 45° F
We will give that a go, for sure!
The shore fishing has been better than expected already this AM.
2 drum, 2 nice cats, 2 small walleye, a nice white bass, and a big carp!
Crawlers off the bottom.
Petenwell is on ?? today!
Can’t wait to get the kiddos out when the wind dies down a bit.
Good luck to everyone and anyone out fishing today.
I appreciate the comments and feedback. Haven't fished the system in a while and typically focused in march and april when I did. Looking forward to spending some time there as a good friend of mine lives close by.
Hit the drop off along the bouy line on the southeast end. (I believe the bouys are gone now, though.) Really isn't a bad spot. Just keep moving until you hit fish. They are there. Jigs and minnows or crawlers.
The fam and I decided to swing up to rent a place on the water for a few days just to get out of the house and enjoy the life before winter.
We are staying over on the east side of the lake, by Blackhawk Ave & County Rd Z.
I have my 3 and 5 yr old boys with me. Where do you recommend we fish this week to catch numbers (white bass/walleyes/anything) for the kiddos?
Volume is important...need the boys to just get hits and stay excited (y’all know how it is).
Any advice would be awesome!
Nice 4 hours with Paul and his Dad, lot of small eyes and all the white bass you wanted but it was my first trip of the year with no slot fish. Water is still warm and there is a lot of bait for them to eat. We fished from 15 to 5 foot
Thomas is right a lot of the walleyes were spitting up minnows in the boat.