july and august walleyes are usually a nite bite...bigger perch show up after labor day.. for walleye try leeches under a slip bobber in weedy areas next time..its a big lake..7th largest in michigan..she has some brusier northerns , most are taken thru the ice..as most folks just dont fish them in open water season...we use bigger clatter tads and 5 of diamond spoons or large musky size rubber to troll for the larger pike....we use the z-man flashback minis..removing the minnow imitation and replacing with gulp green or natural crawlers..cast to the rocks around islands at nite..they feed heavily at nite chasing minnow schools to the shallows
Big Manistique Lake
71° - 75° F
76° - 80° F
Spent the last week on the lake. Tough place to fish. Lots of perch, but they are little = 5-6 inches. Gold hooks and a chunk of crawler in shallow water - find the weeds (which can be tough). Bluegill and sunfish were almost non-existent.
We cast for northern and did pretty good. Silver/blue lures, spinners or spoons. Caught more when it was overcast vs. sunny. Some decent fish in the 22-25" range. Fish on drops from 5 to 8 FOW. Try the northeast corner of lake.
Walleye were tough. Did not have the trolling gear along which probably made it tougher. Fish in the middle of the lake near the other boats in 8-15 FOW. Troll with the waves and use a crawler (1/2) on a gold hook or jig. We were going slow, prob 0.5mph. Try to keep it in or just above the weeds.
There are some decent fish out here by size, but it is hard work to get them.
81° - 88° F
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