Sully, you should be fine putting your boat in at the hwy C landing. It’s not in the best shape but still functions fine. However I don’t think you’ll be able launch a boat of that size on the east side of hwy C but you’ll have to take a look for yourself. Be careful of big rocks all over the lake as you’ll come across many. Good luck!
Anyone know if I can launch a 16’ boat at the launch on the east side of Hwy C? Just looking to float around and fish the shallows over there. Thanks!
Thanks for the info, I would definitely agree on the hazards! It's interesting how many different hazards have popped up in the few times i've visited due to the fluctuating water levels.
Crappie Slayer, I have fished the Gile many times in the beginning of June for Smallies. Even with the late ice this year. You will find plenty of 2lb-4lb Smallies. I would start on the northeast shoreline coming out of the town launch. Whether they will be pre, post or on the spawn will be hard to judge until you are on the water. My guess is that you will find fish in all three phases. The most important thing about the Gile is to learn the hazards if you are unfamiliar with this flowage. This isn't a lake you want to go ripping through up on plane. Learn the path or use Navionics. Your passengers and boat will thank you. Good luck!
51° - 55° F
56° - 60° F
We fished alot over the busy weekend. We caught lots of little walleye, a few nice perch and a couple rock bass. All the walleye are still swimming but the rest made a nice fish fry. Weather was windy but fishable. Lots of bass fishermen out. Not sure how they did. Good luck to all.
Water temp over the weekend averaged about 49. The first week in June used to be great for smallmouth but last two years have been slow for me.
I am hoping to visit the Gile in early June for smallmouth fishing, and was wondering if anyone had a recent water temperature for the flowage. Also, are the fish typically still in prespawn mode during the first week of June, or is that too late? Thanks in advance!
Fished Saturday and Sunday over the weekend. Only males between 12-16” were caught by us and pretty much everyone else we had talked to. We boated quite a few fish both days but nothing over 16 and nothing smaller than 12”. Saturday everything was milking and on Sunday nothing was milking so I would consider the spawn done on the gile flowage. Fishing should improve greatly over the next week.
40° - 45° F
41° - 45° F
Anyone have any luck? We caught a few but small. We kept a few for supper. Nice weather and the water level was good. I'll be back in a few weeks. Good luck.