Fished the eastern loop lakes over Labor Day camping trip. Mountain was pretty quiet but East and West Bear Lake had nice numbers of largemouth with decent size structure. Senkos produced the best dropped on the weedlines.
66° - 70° F
Fished Clark, Loon, and Golden Silence over 2 days. Conditions were tough. Heavy wind and on and off rain but we managed to catch fish. Golden Silence is a true numbers small largemouth lake. On Clark, we managed to pick through alot of small smallies to eventually catching 5 nice ones and lost another 5 pigs. We struggled on Loon. Thanks for the advice guys. Ned rig in aprox 15 ft on Clark was the ticket.
How'd you do Chrome dome?
Coming up next week to fish Clark for smallies. Any recent report or advice? I’m assuming deeper is better. Using a float tube with sonar
Thanks for any advice.
Dan and Sgt., thanks so much. I can't wait
If you are on Clark Lake, a small very easy to portage into lake is called Golden Silence. This is mainly a numbers largemouth Lake where you can often get a good top water bite. Lots of down trees and some weeds. About midway up Clark Lake, look on your map.
Stubass: Early September the smallmouth should still be fairly deep most of the day along drop offs and rock ledges. Clark has very little weed growth. Of course, the smallies and largemouth will hit top water early and late. I have had good luck during the day with the ned rig fished slowly or wacky worm with a split shot above. Loon Lake is at the far end of Clark and the portage is short. It is also a good smallmouth lake.
Hey anglers, I'm coming up to Sylvania for the first time early September. Any advice on fishing this time of year? We are staying on Clark. Would love to portage to a small lake? This is my first wilderness canoe camping trip, so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Reply here or message me on the side. Thanks.
Easy, early season Lakers are pretty much done. Bass are shallow and bedding on many lakes. Lots of big LMB early this month with several over 20 inches and up to 22 inches. Plenty of smallies to 20 inches as well. Numbers lakes are cranked when weather trends are favorable. Some big crappies, perch, and gills are showing up as well.
Hi all - planning the trip for next year. I have been going to this area since 2008 and have camped or passed through all the main lakes except whitefish.Does anyone have any information on Marsh or Moss lakes. Of the lakes that are not marked with known trails/portages these two seem to have the most promise based on depth and size. Marsh looks difficult to get to with all the wetlands around it even though the hiking trail is about a 1/2 mile away.
I have found fishing this area is all about timing. If they are on, it is cast and catch. If they are not, it is serious finesse fishing - which this tactic always works. I have used ice fishing jigs and crappie grubs in the clearest lakes.
thanks for any info