Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sunny Skies=Deep Fishing

Weather as of late has been wonderful here at Big Hook Camps. The warm weather has heated the bodies of water to a pleasant 72 degree's. The walleye's have responded by diving to deeper depths. This is typical behavior for walleye's in the month of August here in the Opasquia Provincial Park. Most walleye's can be found in 15-20 ft of water. Occasionally I'll try fishing 25' of water for the bigger female eye's.
Now to throw a wrench in the gears of the fishing gods. Under overcast conditions walleye's will have the tendency to ascend to shallower waters. So when you see those dark skies forming, think somewhat shallower.
Pike have had unusual behavior the last week. Pike typically hang in 8' weed beds. However, this past week the weed beds have been unproductive, at least on Central Lake. Pike instead can be found on the 8-15+ ft reefs feeding on smaller walleyes. Windblown shores and deeper points are also quality spots.

Hot lures:

Walleye- berkley gulp twisters (yellow, pumkingseed, white), 3/8 oz jigs, rapala shad rap RS blue and silver

Northern Pike-black bulldawg medium size (hands down the most productive last week), Johnson silver minnow 5/8 oz, orange bladed bucktail/black skirt