Thank you for the tip and confirming The Keg is almost dead, Toast. I was out there from 3pm til 8 Friday, drifted from sw to ne, notta.Sat started @ se stayed in 7-10fow around to ne, landed 2 smallies about 8in, fished from 6am til 1230pm..Sunday 6am same thing around again starting at se, topped a striper on the west side off a 5in purple/ silver shad rap. Couple light nibbles on north end off a jig head with a copper colored plastic millipede left at 1215pm. Today 6am til 12pm, same thing, on the edges 7-10fow, skunked/ 0. Had lots of markers on the sw/w, no takers. Talked to another guy on that side, he gave me thumbs down...I guess there's always next weekend....oh ! I also dug into the wallet and broke down to buy some crawlers today
76° - 80° F
76° - 80° F
Before July 4th, I was catching 1/2 dozen big bluegills every trip. Leeches on the edge of weed lines anywhere on the lake. Worms sometimes worked.
Since then, its been pretty dead. Last weekend, I didn't pull up a single bluegill. I dropped a camera down on Sunday (it was really calm) and I saw northern, carp and drum but the bluegill were gone from the weed lines. I don't know if they are in the weeds or moved to deeper waters.
Any 1 getting any panfish results? If you're willing to share honest tips (location& bait/lures, I'd greatly appreciate it. I've been mainly focusing on just outside weed lines using different plastics. I'm not a big fan of using live bait(too cheap to buy them), since I'm only fishing for recreation. Thank you for any replies
I've noticed the floating stuff seems to be floating down the Yahara and in. Not sure if that's the only source, though.
I've hear the zebra mussel are good at filtering the water and improving clarity, though that green stringing stuff is also because of them. I also noticed the Drum are getting bigger and more prevalent. I'm sure that due to the carp reduction and zebra mussel increase.
I should also note that I've never seen the water so clear this time of the year. At the state park boat launch I could clearly see the bottom and I don't remember ever being able to see the concrete in the water. Out in the main lake I could see a few pieces of floating algae but still overall the water is very clear.
I was out there Saturday with my kids and one of my nephews and we caught four different species - bluegill, smallmouth, walleye, and northern pike, but only one of each. Overall pretty slow but with it being windy out there I was limited to what I could do with the kids in the boat. Had I been out there alone I would've drift fished and probably caught a lot more. Slip bobbers don't work that great while drifting though. I marked fish almost everywhere I went but the weedlines held the most fish.
What has the fishing been like, havent seen a post in awhile
71° - 75° F
71° - 75° F
Fished last night, 6 pm until sunset. Was too windy where I wanted to fish, so we ended up having to fish the south shore - new territory for me. Ten minutes in I caught this beautiful 10 inch bluegill. I let my daughter reel it in until the fish went right for my motor and it got wrapped around the motor. I lifted the motor out of the water and landed the fish. After a few pictures she was released. Also caught one sheephead and missed one fish. Pretty slow but I didn't have a lot of time to do much exploring.
!SG , Yes I have . But I do not have one nor know personally anyone who does. Nor do I have the funds to purchase one at the moment. For you young folks out there. Make a Good plan for retirement ! I did Not. : ( . Had I , I'd be out there right now with one. ; ) !