A lack of stable weather and clear water conditions have made fishing hit and miss this past week for walleyes and pike.
A lack of stable weather and clear water conditions have made fishing hit and miss this past week for walleyes and pike. Anglers making it out are reporting that when they find a school of active walleyes they can do well, but finding them has been tough. Most anglers continue to pitch cranks such as shad raps, countdowns, eskos, and wally divers in windswept shorelines or along the edges of weed beds. Some of the places for crankers include Pelican Lake, the smaller bays such as Howards Bay in the Flats, Old Mill and New Mill Bays, Concrete Bay, Penny and New Penny Bays, Haybale Bay, Ruttens Bay, and Browns Bay. Other anglers are reporting some decent livebait fishing in the trees and along old sunken roads. Some of the better areas for livebait fishing have been the trees in the Flats and near Grahams Island, Concrete Bay, and the Stromme Addition/Storm Sewer area.
White bass are everywhere and seem to have almost overrun the bays in East Bay. Just work any of the shorelines that have trees or weedbeds with cranks such as shad raps, countdowns, and eskos. Shore fisherman are reporting an excellent evening bite. Most anglers are pitching jigs or using lindy rigs tipped with leeches or crawlers. Some of the best places for shore fishing include the Hwy 19/281 area, any of the bridges, Hwy 19 on the north end of Creel Bay,the Grahams Island road, and the Woods Rutten road.
Good Luck and Good Fishing!!!
Courtesy: Ed’s Bait Shop