Hit lower fox chain yesterday with my son from 1-4pm. Dock shooting for crappies, we caught them all on plastics. Due to cold water we had to really slow down the retrieve to get them to bite. No giants, mostly 8-10” crappies caught. It was fun to take the boat out again.
Fished 11/02 today with Jeff, starting at 0800-2pm. Fished channels on the south end, out of the wind and waves. Caught many crappies, along with gills, yellows, and white bass. Most caught on 2 inch Fin s fish plastic set 2 ft under a slip float. Fish were mostly roaming the channel, chasing minnows. Best locations were in open areas between piers, also some under them. Water temp 45 degrees and water looked to be down about 6 inches from previous levels. Effects of drawdown will take some time, still plenty of water in the channels
OUT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. SATURDAY WAS SLOW STAYED ON THE NORTH LAKES. NO EYES TO BE SEEN. HAD A FEW SKINNED MINNOWS. CAUGHT SOME WHITES, YELLOWS, AND GOATS. USED BOTH CRAWLERS AND MINNOWS. TRIED OUT DEEP FOR WHITES AND THEY DID NOT WISH TO COOPERATE. SUNDAY GOT ONTO BIGGER GILLS FISHING PLASTIC SHALLOW. DID NOT SEE ANY CRAPPIE CAUGHT. ALL FISH RELEASED FOR THE ICE SEASON! MORE BOATS OUT SATURDAY THAN SUNDAY BY FAR.
Report is from yesterday Friday morning, lower fox chain, and what a great morning it was. Targeting Crappies, but also caught several LMB, and couple short walleye. All fish were caught on 1/32 jig and 1.5 inch blue ice shad plastic. The weather was perfect, overcast, low wind, in the 60’s. When I found the fish, it was crappie on every cast, bonanza. Looked like water dropped a bit, good visibility, most fish were just outside the docks, within 10 feet or so. Also got into some real nice crappies in the channel near a dock. Kept some, released most. It was great to see a small class of crappies, in some spots they were in thick, by the thousands. Look forward to fishing in November.
Past few evenings have been out fishing from shore. Panfish have been very active. Can find them near any existing structure. Been using a small jig tipped with various powerbait under a bobber; key is keep it slowly moving. Crappie should stay active until ice locks up. Hoping for a big fall walleye before the season is over 🤞🏼
Report is from yesterday Sunday, noon till around 5pm, lower fox chain. In search of fall crappie bite, mission accomplished. Found them in the usual spots this time of year, in slack water close to structure, and by structure I mean boat docks. Used plastics dock shooting, 1/32 jig with 1 to 1.5 inch shad looking plastics. Favorite color blue ice. A bonus walleye caught on the same setup, right at that 14 inch mark, released. Kept some nice crappies for the frying pan and released a bunch. Typically this bite continues until water freezes.
Hit the chain yesterday, Marie, Petite, and Fox lakes. Did not catch much in deeper water, tried some cribs, slow. Moved to channels and that’s when fishing picked up. Caught perch, gills, crappies, white and yellow bass. Used mostly plastics pitching jigs under docks and in the channel.
Late report from Sunday. Out with a buddy on the north lakes. Caught a dozen walleyes 1 slot 1 short and the rest nice eater sized fish. all fish were caught on cranks. Also tossed for skis for a bit, had one follow and that was it. All fish were released.