Water temps are 68-70. Water clarity is clear and the shad hatch has not occurred yet. Smallmouth have been very good. During morning hours works sub-surface baits along the riprap. Best bait has been the x-rap. As the morning progresses, move out to the mud lines and mid-lake humps using a drop shot technique.
If anybody is interested. Myself and Walleye_71 spent a few hours on Heidecke today.
We fished from 6:30am to 10:00am, then the wind blew us off the lake.
We caught zero fish and saw zero fish caught in the few other boats that were out. We mostly used a variety of live bait presentations, both shallow and deep.
Today was the first time I've been shut out on Heidecke in over 20 years...
Water temps were 50* to 53* everywhere.
Heidecke can be fickle. There is a narrow time frame for success. You need warmer water, but yet you have to get out before the shad start hatching.
Slow death caught everything
Lipripper what were you using for the walleye?
Closed Opens April 1st.
Anyone been out yet?