02 2010 »

Walleye fishing continues to be the best bite on the lake.

The last snow storm a week ago has made travel a little tricky but the good news is that trails have been plowed. Most areas of the lake have plowed trails and getting off the trails isnt that bad.

Walleye fishing continues to be the best bite on the lake. It has been very common this year to bring in limits of walleye averaging 14-22 inches on a daily basis. Sunken roads and flooded points filled with timber have been the key to finding fish. Buckshot rattle spoons, jigging shad raps and forage minnows tipped with minnow heads have all been working. The best depths have been 6-22 ft of water.

Perch fishing continues to be a rollercoaster ride. One day we really crush them and the next day we go back with high hopes and only catch a few. Some of the best perch fishing we have had has come in 25 ft of water and less. And shallow water perch are a lot more aggressive but move along a shoreline very fast making it very hard to stay on top of them. One minute you will have 3 ft of fish underneath you and catch 5-10 real quick and then they vanish and its back to drilling holes and looking again. Thats where mobility is the key to staying on perch. Small buckshot rattle spoons, forage minnows, jigging raps and of course Genz worms have all been working good tipped with waxworms and at times minnow heads.

We have spent some time this past week fishing for pike. And of course the pike fishing is as always, excellent. 3-8 pd pike are the average but we have had a few pike big pike. last week we had a 12 and 16 pd pike caught. Tip ups with frozen herring have been working but jigging with spoons tipped with full minnows have been working the best.

We do still have some openings left and we hope to hear from you. Some of the best fishing of the season is still ahead of us.

Courtesy of Jeff Dosch, Dosch’s Guide Service

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