Anglers have been reporting some hit and miss fishing.
Anglers have been reporting some hit and miss fishing this past week on both perch and walleyes. As usual, the walleye bite has been best during early morning and evening hours with only spotted activity during the day. Some of the better areas have been Pelican Lake, the sunken points in the Flats, Six Mile Bay, both the north end and Doc Hagens areas, Rocky/Military Point, the Casino area, Mission Bay, the Mauvee Coulee, East Bay near the camp entrance, Foughty’s Point, the sunken Black Tiger road, and East Devils Lake.
Sonars, chubby darters, nils, raps, and spoons such as buckshots, forage minnows, and kastmasters tipped with minnows or minnow heads have been working well. Best bites have been in shallower rocks and trees. Perch fishing while good one day, can be next to nothing the next. Some of the areas producing fish continue to be Jerusalem in East Devils Lake, the Woods Rutten area, the Casino area, and Six Mile Bay. Small raps, hali’s, and kastmasters with dropper lines tipped with wax worms or minnow heads have all been working. Pike fishing has picked up in the north end of Six Mile, Sweetwater/Morrison area, Lake Irvin, and Pelican Lake. Smelt or herring with tip-ups works well.
As for ice conditions, most anglers are finding last week’s warmer temps to have weakened shorelines and made driving a bit more difficult, but still available in most areas. However, we would recommend anglers start using atv’s as things will only get worse as temps increase. Bridges now have open water and the water is moving in coulee areas, so extreme caution is adviced in those parts of the lake. Good Luck & Good Fishing!!!
Courtesy of Ed’s Bait Shop