Well, week is over. Hate leaving the beautiful north woods. Weather was strange for first week of August. Water temps dropped from 79 to 69 and end of week was back at 71. Only had 1 evening of calm water otherwise windy all week with whitecaps making it hard to fish. Ending up with only 1 keeper walleye caught by my daughter!!! First walleye in 2 years!!! Ended up with 7 total walleye for the week and 6 tiny perch. Tried everything in the tackle box, jigging, cranks, slip bobbers, but mostly trolled. Had more successful weeks, but can't complain being up north!!
71° - 75° F
71° - 75° F
71° - 75° F
76° - 80° F
Well wind switched out of the S, SE and water temps moved up to 71. Walleye are really tough to come by. Only 3 all week 14 inches and less. Tried everything. 2 nights to try and get a fish fry!!
66° - 70° F
61° - 65° F
Midweek report. Got up here Saturday surface water temperature was 79?this morning 69?. North winds for the 1st 4 days making half the lake calm enough to fish. So far only 2 walleye too small to keep and 3 perch also too small all trolling crawler harnesses. Starting to get desperate to get a fish fry!!
Rodntod, any info on the walleye bite? You can pm me if you prefer. Want my girls to catch some. They didn't last year!!
This cold front(I believe) shut our fishing down this evening. We were on a hot walleye and big smallie trend. Next few days are probably gonna be tough fishing with lows at night below 50 expected
will be looking forward to your report on your return
Coming up next week and wondering how the fishing is? No posts in almost a month. Will mainly be targeting walleye.
66° - 70° F
We spent the week on the twins last week and I mostly fished for Largemouth knowing I would end up with some keeper walleyes throughout the week. It was an interesting week. First day it was raining and that was the best bite of the week and I averaged 15-16" bass topping out with a few in the 18" range. It was downhill from there. The plastic bite died and had to switch to spinnerbaits due to the changing weather conditions, and caught a bunch there. Got 4 walleye early in the week, 3 were in the 17 to 18" range, the 4th may have been legal but I didn't measure it since it went straight back in. We did try night time walleye fishing and it was just not there.
Talking with the owners of where we stay and the other families the walleye bite was off as well for them, so I was lucky to get 3 that were keeper size. Only saw one or 2 small musky including one that was so intent in following a spinnerbait back to the boat that it ran into the side of the boat after I pulled it out of the water;) Even though the fishing was way off, I adapted and caught a lot of fish and learned a lot so that was a good thing. The wind was stupid again, it always seemed to be out of the wrong direction for where I wanted to fish. There is always next year:)
One thing that was annoying was we did encounter on two nights what appeared to be a sub 10 year old kid with his grandpa running a small tiller deep v at full speed turning super sharp erratically in areas that were being fished. We actually waited to leave the area once fearing if they got near us the kid would freeze and do the wrong thing. While I am ok with a kid learning, this to me seemed like he was learning to be disrespectful to others on the water and was disappointing to see.
Good luck to all chasing eyes, hopefully the hot snap this week woke them up!
Yes your right. No buoys for that one this year??
That should be the hospital bar.