First timers on the Chain, early June, 2019. Any help appreciated for crappie and walleye! Staying on Big Lake, heard some good reports about it. Thank you.
The entire Chain holds some good Largemouth, we were up there 7/14 - 7/21. The Largemouth were holding in healthly looking green weeds and the lily pads. The back Bay of Thousand Island prior to entering the channel that leads to Africa and Record Lakes was very productive for Largemouth. Topwater baits worked best.
The fish holding in the lily pads were in the large thick pads, sparse pads were not holding fish. The channel leading into Cisco lake has a great strech of thick pads. Creature baits flipped with 1/2 oz weights pegged, in the thick pads produced the best fish. Color of the plastics didn't make much of a difference.
Hope this helps. Good luck.
66° - 70° F
Is the largemouth bass population in Thousand Island Lake (or any of the Cisco Chain) worth targeting? Just curious...thanks for your input.
I was in the same position as you were.
Al and Marci apparently couldn't make the payments and left.
Kevin (who bought the place from Tom and Joanne) now owns it again and is looking to sell it. Just got a call a couple of weeks ago asking if I'd like to keep my June rental, as they were apparently going to open the place from June thru September. Already committed elsewhere as did most of the other folks with reservations. So it is my understanding that Wilderness Bay will open Memorial Day weekend, without the store and to my knowledge with no boats to rent.
71° - 75° F
76° - 80º F
Walleye are still closed lipped. Caught bluegill and small mouth bass.
Now here is a switch.... found the lake to be ABUNDANT for fresh water jelly fish.. YES JELLY FISH, size of a quarter, and very transparent. Looked them up on the net and yes there are freshwater Jelly fish.