Sorry the Friday report didn't post. I did it from my mobile and I didn't check to see if it was up.
has been fairly slow. It is steady, but with the days getting shorter
and the temperatures dropping, I would really expect things to be much
better than they have been.
I've been on the water a
ton, and I have fished lots of our local lakes, the
last two weeks. Fishing tight to cover seems to be the best way to get a
bite....and it really doesn't matter what you are fishing for when I
Panfish are tight to the
weed-edges, and in the deeper sandgrass. I am catching better sized fish
out of 12-18 FOW in the weeds, than out suspended. Tight-line vertical
fishing is a great way to target these fish. Still catching a bunch
using plastics, but bigger red-worms and leaf worms seem to be the hot
ticket right now.
The bass bite has been tough. Not
impossible, just tough. You really have to work for consistent fishing.
Tight to cover, especially weed breaks or rocks in 8-12FOW is really
holding fish, but you have to tick the weed-edge to get bit. Slop
fishing is still producing, but I'm catching more fish out of the small
patches of slop around docks than the bigger areas.
Fishing has been slow and steady. Spinners, buzzbaits and lipless
cranks are working over flat areas with patches of scattered weeds, and
dep-diving cranks and swim baits have been catching some fish along the
deeper weed edges. Golden Lake has been on fire by most accounts.
have been biting like the bass...slow and steady. Presentation seems to
be the key. Jigging in the weeds, or drifting/trolling lindy rigs along
the deeper weed edges has been producing. Some guys are starting to
catch some fish around dusk throwing rapalas over the tops of weed
clumps in 6-12 FOW.
Musky fishing has been slow, but a
few fish are still being caught on jerkbaits, bulldogs and gliders
fished over the top of deep weed edges/sharp breaks.
PS...Here's a selection of photos from the last couple of weeks.