Went out for a few hours this afternoon, water temp was 41.5. Saw one walleye landed, we got skunked. Wolf is definately a different animal and I often struggle. Fishing changes with the up run, down run, and fish sitting in marshes waiting for temps be just right. Hoping to get out Monday and give it another shot, warm weekend might heat things up.
40° - 45° F
46° - 50° F
40° - 45° F
41° - 45° F
I’ve surveyed many of the rafts and they have caught basically no fish. The was one raft that caught 1 spawned out female. The water temps crashed in the last few days. Most of the people I have spoken to, say the catch is slow and mainly have been catching full females of late. I’ve heard in New London there were a batch of fish that were spawned out, but it was 49F last week at peak. There are still a ton more fish to arrive upstream.
BTW - water temp. at 45
Fished Shiocton today - 6:30AM-3:30PM. Drifted, pumped jigs & flies, & cast slack water for walters. Caught (1) 22" spawned out female while drifting, and lost another "fish" 1/2 way back to boat on a 3-way with #2 hook/minnow combo while anchored . I put in ALOT of efforts and easily tried over a dozen spots including my "old" favorites without any luck. I thought with the lower water levels that the fish might be up here in more numbers but I guess i was wrong. I did see the DNR shock boat leaving a popular Shiocton spawning marsh and did talk to them as they were leaving, and he said that most fish were spawned out and probably heading back south.
If cold n winds aren't too bad the next few day, I'm hoping N. London and farther South might be the ticket. good luck to all!
How are the water levels? Bought a new boat this year with a windshield, will I get under the bridege if I launch in Shiocton?
Thanks for any info, much appreciated!
Wondering if there are any public areas to fish from shore around Shicocton? I see what appear to be public docks between the Riverrail bar and the bank. What about Barker park? Thanks!
Saw a post elsewhere today of a very happy youngster holding a darn good limit of eaters. Priceless for him & his Dad. Thanks Dad for posting!!
He’s the future.
I totally bet a dollar to a donut the young man learned some resource conservation during that outing.
And again, he is the future.
A big “YUP!!” to the previous four posts!
Well done Bighedfred. I too have caught and released lots of females this spring. There's plenty of males out there for those looking for a fish dinner. The guys who keep every female will be the first to complain when the years of low population comes around.
@Bighedfred you sir are a sportsman I wish there were more people like you.