Water temps are increasing and the start of new plant growth in shallow bays means things are only going to get better.
Anglers this past week have reported some excellent fishing for walleyes, pike, and white bass. Water temps are increasing and the start of new plant growth in shallow bays means things are only going to get better.
Anglers are reporting the best fishing pitching cranks, mimic minnows, or other jigs with plastics into the edges of cattails or windswept rocky shorelines in shallow bays; jigging the bridges or other moving water areas, or slip bobbering in the trees. For cranks, try using shad raps, countdowns, x-raps, wally divers, or other shallow running cranks.
Some of the better areas for walleyes and pike have been most all newly flooded areas around the lake, the bays of Pelican and the Flats, New Mil and Old Mil bays, the Doc Hagens area, Holy Bay, Knudson’s, Mission Bay, the ditch along Camp Grafton, Penny & New Penny Bay, the Storm Sewer area, Ruttens Bay and Combine Bay in Black Tiger, and Browns Bay in East Devils Lake. In these areas, anglers are reporting the fish appear to be in small scattered pockets. Keep moving around until you catch some fish, work that school, and then move on looking for the next one when things slow down.
Anglers are also reporting some really hot white bass action in most all areas of the lake. Most all cranks are working on whites with blue being the best color. Also, jigs tipped with minnows can really be hot on whites.
Good Luck, Good Fishing, have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend, and don’t forget to say a prayer for our military service men!!!
Courtesy: Ed’s Bait Shop