Honestly, the fishing has really picked up. This is why early to mid June is my favorite time of the year. When you hook a fish you usually don't know what it will be until it gets to the boat. The Crappie, Bluegill, Large Mouth Bass, Small Mouth Bass and Rock Bass are in some stage of the spawning process. What stage they are in depends on the lake. Smaller darker lakes will be weeks ahead of the larger clearer lakes.
Today we were on one of those larger clearer lakes and the fish were right up against the shore line in the bushes. We caught crappie, bass and bluegill. We used mini mites and minnows. We lost a lot of bobbers cuz like i said, we needed the bait to be right up next to or in the wooded brush. Two feet outside of it... nothing. But that was that lake. And we didn't know that until we started fishing. You gotta figure it out, folks.
A couple of days ago we were catching bass and walleye in 10-15 fow on crawlers only. Luckily the water temperature on that lake was over 60 so when I fell in off the pier getting out of the boat it wasn't too cold. First time for me. Pretty funny it was. Sorry you missed it.
The weeds are greening up nicely. Stay near their deep edges. That's where all the action is. Even if they're not biting that's where they are staging. Remember the spawning process. Week before the spawn they are all feeding. During the spawn on the beds for a week the males are protecting. After the spawn the females recover and the males feed for a week and then the females feed for a week. This is not perfect scientific timing but you get the idea.
So the panfish are rocking now and so are the walleye. Depending on the lake walleye are in 10-20 fow during the day and shallow rocks and weeds during low light period. Most lakes crawlers are successful while the usual larger deeper lake the minnows still rule.
Its great to see all the folks in the northwoods again. Lots of smiles and lots of sun tans developing! Get out there with your family and friends and make some memories...
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