Will be fishing there tomorrow. Taking a mental health day as the snowflakes would say. Going to throw for bass, and maybe toss a big bait or two for musky, but need time on this water to regenerate. I have fished this water since, 1973, this was my stomping grounds for weeks every year when I was a kid. From the days when you could pull 100 slab crappies out a night and keep 15 really big ones, to the days when the bass started to boom, and you could catch 50 a day, with some over 20 inches. Too today, where we hear that walleye might be the next big target. This is the water my Dad taught me so much about. Relax, enjoy, and remember what was, what is, and what can be.
Good to hear. I would think that they probably also would be running the creek channel also then. The biggest musky I have heard of coming out of there actually was caught on the north end of the creek channel. Over 50...... Will have to do some scouting on my next trip if time permits.
Law, this is Day. I really only troll the river basin of the lake (its where the bigger muskies hang out). These are the first walleyes I have seen come out of the lake personally.
Does appear that some walleye may have survived, I would think that is a pretty big walleye for being planted at 6 inches long in the last 6 years, but the food base is good so that is possible. Picture is not a real good photo of lake, so hard to tell if that is actually Day Lake. Over the years folks have named Day as location of big catches in order to draw folks off of the correct waters..........Would love to know that they are actually doing that well. They have a lot of predators in there, musky over populated and largemouth bass love walleye young.
Interesting...Josh makes a post about catching walleye and a week later, I see more boats on the lake then I've ever seen. The parking lot was FULL!
Fished 7 hours on Saturday. It was a slow day. Bright sunny skies, warm. Water temps were 80 degrees. Typical small musky day. Weeds are way behind. The cabbage was still brown.
Fished a few weeks ago, Few bass and musky. A lot of wildlife around Geese, a few ducks, swans and loons. Saw a beaver and a couple muskrat. Was a nice day. Need to get back down there and see what has changed. Water was still in low 60s
Thanks Lawdog. I'll give you a report!
Nope on the walleye.............DNR planted 1000 fingerlings a number of years ago...........that was before draw downs and freeze out, so I highly doubt many if any survived....but it would be nice to think that someday they will be there.....the river has walleye, the lake should be able to support them if the musky and bass weren't so thick.
I forgot my fishing report for July 20th. Boated a 36" ski and missed a giant. Really wasn't expecting the big one but it was there and after speaking to a nice couple at the boat launch, it swiped at their lure too. They were casting in that location an hour before us, which proves, with musky fishing, it doesn't matter what your position is in the boat. It's when they decide to turn on and what lure they want to hit.
I've had my best success with a #5 White Mepps spinner with a white blade. Keeps the little guys off. They follow enough but don't bite as much. Most of my musky catches are 32" and up.
You can pick up a fish or two casting the west shore but most of the fish I boat are in the northern bogs. I love casting around that little rocky island before you enter the bogs. I can't seem to catch a fish there but it looks too damn good. It's always wind blown, which leads me to believe fish would be stacked up there.
I've always thought about trolling the deeper channel too. I always mark fish in the deep when traveling from one end of the lake to the other. The bigger marks are obviously musky but I wonder if some of the medium marks are walleye since they're listed by the DNR as being in there.
Lawdog, ever catch walleye in Day Lake?