anyone have a water temp or if gills are spawning goin up tmrw
71° - 75° F
76° - 80° F
7-10/11 Fishing Report
Camped at Boot Lake this weekend for the first time. Took my 4yr old out and we caught fish and he had a good time. Beautiful ultra clear water with good structure (rocks, reefs and weeds) but seemed to lack quality fishing. Caught probably 25-30 bass; mix of SMB, LMB and rock bass... all 10-15" dinkers. There's an endless amount of small panfish in the skinny water to keep the kids entertained. Handful of hammer handle pike bit me off as well. We were only using artificial.
I would certainty think there are quality fish in here with amount of bait I saw cruising around, deep water and structure. Being that it's so clear and deep, live bait rigging deeper structure may be the ticket during the summer? I was certainly marking enough fish deep too, just did not target them.
Just my opinion, I would return for the camping but not for the fishing. Great beach and swimming for the kiddos
56° - 60° F
61° - 65° F
The son and I fished Boot on Sunday. Ended the day with 33 LMB. All cookie cutter 14" fish. Found 57-59 degrees and that's where the fish were. Good time. Grouse drumming, loons, wood ducks, mallards, deer. Talked to the campground host, nice guy.
no, not much for crappie
Never been on this lake before. Is there a fair population of crappies to chase here?
Hey walleye chaser, every time you post about boot lake, you start a new lake thread( 5 the last 2 years) make sure you’re posting to the main thread and not starting a new one. Thanks!
walleye chaser whats travel like on boot and would you like to meet
wgat was ice depth
Ckemp I was in 22-26ft over weeds.