Walleye anglers continue to report some excellent cranking action and the slip bobber bite and live bait trolling bite are starting to take off as well.
On the rare occasions of late when the weather actually allows fishermen to get out most are reporting some excellent fishing. Walleye anglers continue to report some excellent cranking action and the slip bobber bite and live bait trolling bite are starting to take off as well. Crankers are working the edges of shallow weedbeds and windswept shorelines with raps, countdowns, eskos, wally divers, and hornets. Some of the better colors have been silver/blue, black/silver, firetiger, black/gold, fireperch, and clown. Cranks with blues in them or some orange on them seem to continue to work the best. Some of the better areas have been the weedbeds and rocky shorelines of Pelican, the smaller bays in the Flats, the Doc Hagens area, Old Mil and New Mil Bays, Knudson’s Bay, the Storm Sewer area, Penny and New Penny Bays, Hay Bale Bay, Ruttens Bay, and Browns Bay. Pike continue to be caught in most all areas of the lake along with walleyes. As for white bass, they’re everywhere. With a booming population and ridiculously low limit, these fish have really taken off and anglers are finding huge schools in most all parts of the lake. Just look for a windy shore and pitch a blue or firetiger crank or a chartreuse jig with a minnow. Shore fisherman are also reporting some excellent fishing in the early morning and especially the evening hours. Work the windy shorelines with cranks or lindy rigs tipped with leeches or crawlers. Some of the better areas for walleyes have been any of the bridge areas, the rip rap shorelines along Hwy 19, and near the Hwy 19/old 281 intersection.Good Luck and Good Fishing!!!
Courtesy: Ed’s Bait Shop