Good morning, looks like storms are going to roll through from Sunday night into Tuesday, but looks good after that. Low to mid 80s the rest of the week and stable. The fishing action overall has been pretty good, with some crappie and walleye being found scattered throughout the lake. Musky action is really heating up with our first board of the year almost full! Here is this weeks breakdown:
Musky–Musky action has been picking up and should continue to be good as we will have some stable weather starting mid week. Most fish are being caught around weeds and still mainly on smaller baits such as bucktails and crankbaits. A few fish have hit topwater baits which is another good sign that fish are active. Casting topwater baits at the edge of lily pad clusters or over main lake weeds on top of bars can be a great way to approach musky this time of year.
Northern Pike–Still lots of action on pike with people catching them on everything from spinnerbaits to beetle spins to live bait. Pike are still relating weeds and any type of structure holding smaller baitfish.
Walleye–The walleye bite has been up and down the last couple of weeks, not a lot of fish being caught, but good ones when they are. Still hearing of some fish caught while jigging deeper structure (rocks/wood) and some being taken on bobbers and or rigs with crawlers and leeches. Every lake is different so look at maps before you go to see what “deep” or “shallow” could mean relative to the lake you are fishing and focus on those spots once you are out on the water.
Largemouth bass–I have not heard from too many guys/gals targeting largemouth but a lot of fish are being caught by kids fishing off of the docks with nightcrawlers and some fish on spinnerbaits and plastic worms as well. The topwater bite should be picking up any day now and casting any kind of weedles offering into heavy lily pads this time of year can produce big bass.
Smallmouth bass–The smallmouth action has still been solid, with lots of reports of fish being caught on leeches in deeper structure. Ned rigs and other weighted plastic offerings that get down to the zone are also catching good smallies.
Crappie–The crappie bite has been pretty good with lots of fish being caught, however the fish have been on the smaller side. A good amount of still being taken on live bait and a lot of reports on fish being taken on small jigs/plastics both casted out and retrieved and underneath bobbers. Crappie seem to be relating to the deeper weed edges in bays or that relate to the basin of the lake.
Perch–The perch bite is still going strong with lots of perch being taken on crappie minnows in and around weeds. Lots of fish coming off of the docks with small jigs and minnows or little chunks of nightcrawlers.
Bluegill–Not a whole lot on the bluegill bite, but as always leaf worms/waxies/nightcrawlers should always be on hand if you want to catch bluegill. Whether fishing off of the docks at the house/cabin or fishing in the shallow weed beds around the lake, almost nothing beats a worm on a hook for gills.
Thats all I have for this week, good luck and tight lines if you get out on the water!!