Anyone having any luck on cats from shore? Looking to head out this afternoon. Thanks
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76° - 80° F
Fished about 8:30am to 6:30pm on 6/14 (Sunday) near rainbow park and the 41 Bridge. Nothing on cranks this time, which was odd. Caught everything jigging floats with half crawlers and leeches. Caught 21 keeper cats. 3 were 14" and the rest were 21-25". Plus two medium goats and 1 barely legal 30" Flathead (still swimming). Caught the flathead on half a crawler on a float believe it or not. The bite was steady all day. Everybody in the boat caught fish. Had a few break offs as we were using 6-8lb test. NO walleyes, which was also strange. Filled five large freezer bags with beautiful catfish fillets. 3 of us fishing on and off. Fished from a pontoon with no trolling motor and the current with the wind was not acting normal. It was hard to get the speeds and locations I like for bouncing crawlers. Probably the reason for the large catfish count.
Went out yesterday water temp was at 70.3. Targeted white bass didn’t end up with a single fish but the kitty’s were biting, some walleye too.
Any white bass being caught in this stretch of the river? My plan is to go out fishing this Friday
71° - 75° F
86° - 90° F
Fished today from 9:30 to 4:30. Half dozen sheep and 2 small smallmouth. Caught on leeches or 1/2 nitecrawlers. From Butte des Morts Hwy. 41 bridge to the mouth in Oshkosh. Windy, hot and to much blue skies. But nice to be out.
5/3 or 6/3?
Fished 6/3 out of Rainbow park. Fished mostly around the 41 bridge drifting crawlers with floats and casting cranks. Caught 5 eyes, 15 Goats (most were 20"-25" pigs). Caught almost all the goats on cranks which was fun. 1 smallmouth, 1 large red horse, and 3 catfish. Saw some white bass chasing minnows in strong current, but couldn't get any to bite. Blue and orange cranks were highly preferred for some reason. Was bit off on a few cranks as well. Other boats were getting plenty of action as well.
I too have struck out this year, it’s been pretty windy out there. I plan on visiting sometime next week, I’m hopeful to catch a few. Seems like you have to have a boat if you want to catch fish anytime of the year, otherwise the conditions have to be just right in order for you to get on a couple fish from shore, Unless, you’re into drum, those things you could catch in a sewer im sure.
Rat, they were there!
Did I miss the whitebass run? I swear I came almost every weekend in April and may and never caught any. Anyone know if they are still catchable anywhere on shore? My grandpa keeps asking me for some but I keep coming up empty handed.