Put in at Wavepointe about 0700. Water was very calm. Caught one keeper perch on first cast of night crawler under a slip bobber and that was it. A few more small perch and winds picked up so we left after about three hours.
66° - 70° F
66° - 70° F
Jig and a minnow vertical off the side of the boat is what I prefer but rapala rippin raps work as well. I did end up adding a mr. twister tail as the darn gobies steal the minnow and you don't always notice it right away so at least the whitefish still bite but I found not as frequent if you did not have a minnow on. They were deeper this weekend which I get as the water temp shot up in a weeks time and it was 6 to 7 degrees warmer compared to last week. There is a commercial fishing net out on the northwest side so be mindful. The shoals of fish were not as large and more spread out compared to the last couple of weekends out. Had to search a little harder and move more to stay on top of them.
Regarding whitefish on Larsen's Reef..... I used a 1/8 ounce hair jig and just "skipped" it on the bottom. Whities were smashing it.
If I wanted to target them, I'd get two rods ready to go. One with a hair jig, the other with a ned rig head and a brownish body, make sure to get the ones that float so that the body sticks straight up.
That outta do it. Maybe I'd have another rod ready to go with a swedish pimple, tipped with waxies and I'd vertical jig that over the side of the boat when I saw fish on down imaging.
Whitefish on Larson's reef? I've never fished them before. What technique would anyone suggest? I'm a total greenhorn on whitefish.
81° - 88° F
Wow, for real? I thought early spring was the latest people caught them. Guessing off the ledge?
Surprised my parents and nephews with a visit for a short fishing trip this morning. Hung a left out of Little Sturgeon and motored down a ways. Dropped anchor in about 8'. Put some crawler bits on 1/16th orange jigs since gobies are fun for them. I wound up setting the hook into this tank! Handed the rod over to my older nephew who fought it for a few minutes. jumped at least 2-3 times. Unfortunately it was my ultralight w/ 4lb line and we lost it. He was bummed, but at least he got to see it and experience the fight.
"How do you have a pic if he lost it?" You may ask. Well, a few minutes later while they were busy with gobies I tossed a orange/black Mepps toward shore, got a few cranks in, and it was SMASHED by another tank. Handed the rod over to the younger one and helped hold on so he could fight it. Jumps galore during this fight too. Finally got it in the net and what's still buried in its lip? A 1/16th orange jig!
I think this is an outing they won't soon forget. Even left them with a rubber crayfish, a kalins grub, and a couple other rubber/plastic baits to play with lol.
If the kids are just looking for something to catch I highly suggest going for the whitefish out on Larsen's Reef. They have been biting like crazy.
71° - 75° F
81° - 88° F
Fishing in the little sturgeon bay area is tough right now cause the bays are full of alewives. Some smallmouth bass can be caught on topwaters and in the shallows but deeper it's called snagging alewives either trolling cranks or casting jigs.
My parents have my two nephews up there for a few days and plan to fish tomorrow morning. Anyone know an area to work to even just pick up some sheepshead to bend a couple rods? They could care less what they catch.