Another weekend of Pike and Largemouth. This time the lake had so many weeds finding green weeds didnt change much. Finding the cleaner water helped a lot though. Down river where there was less boat traffic was the trick to finding the bigger fish. Caught a bunch of nice pike and a handful of 16"+ LMB. Also had a follow of a 3' fish all the way to the boat...really acted like a muskie but i'm guessing it was a nice pike.
Clam Lake, Siren WI
Thanks for the report Figureight. Have to get out there yet with the kayak. Last time I was on Clam Lake was about 4 months ago and I drove on! Good Luck!
Tried to get into more LMB then northern over the 4th of July weekend. Switched from spinner baits to more plastics and frogs. Still ended up with the same ratio of northern to LMB though (around 3:1). Green weeds were key to finding more fish, and some of the bass were in really shallow water around pads. Biggest LMB was 17'' and biggest Northern was 28''.
Some new/green weeds were coming up. Most of the fish caught were around them compared to older weeds. Plenty of northern and bass, biggest LMB was 18''. Still havent found a place to catch walleye without trolling, anyone getting any?
I fished off the cumberland point area yesterday from 12 to 8 in 6 fow. I only managed to catch tiny perch and northern during the day and 2 keeper crappie at night along with a few smaller ones. Also 1 little walleye and 1 little bluegill.
Any tips on where to find fish? I'm headed out there in a few weeks with the wife.
Ice is good - several permanent and wheel houses on the big lake. I'd stay away from Lower Clam (little clam unless you know it well.) Folks have fallen through on foot in the far north-east area. I've fished there many times in the past so something has changed there with regard to currents. Did well on tip-ups last weekend - caught a bunch of pike and kept a couple for the smoker. Good luck!
Lots of houses and ice castles out on it as of this weekend