Fished Day Lake on Friday, June 4th. I have fished it before but not for about 5 years. I had reasonable expectations but was very disappointed. Weather: Sunny and warm, temps in mid 80’s. Fished islands, then the west branch of Chippewa river shoreline, then back bays. No bites, no follows, no nothing. The lake seemed dead. Did not see any fish activity. Several years ago this lake was good for LM bass and muskie. I guess I happened to fish it on a lousy day. That said, I was surprised not to get even a bite or follow. We used bass lures and muskie lures that should have worked and that were lures we used in the past. Any comments of others recent experience on this water would be appreciated. It’s a beautiful lake and area and looks very fishy. But man, hit it on an off day and nada. TIA. Sarge
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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