|Ready to move guests 5 am Saturday morning|
As a result of the cooler weather, fishing patterns and weed growth are mimicking mid to early June. The weed beds have begun to grow, however most beds are still laying low and/or sparse in the water column. Today at Central Lake the surface temperature is hovering around a mild 61 degrees. One should also note there have been no signs of the notorious Mayfly. They usually grace us with their presence around this time of year. The Mayfly will typically hatch when surface temperatures reach 70 degrees.
|West portage at Central Lake|
The walleye are still active and feeding like crazy. A couple of fishing reports from yesterday confirms that statement. Two guests at Central boated 150 fish EACH on the south end. Fishing were feeding so fast and furious that one of the guys caught two fish on ONE crankbait! Another report from South Lake boasted 120 walleye in an afternoon with one topping at 27.5". The fish were stacked in the far SE narrows and hitting on jigs with yellow tails.
Jigs are still the weapon of choice when hunting walleye. 1/4 oz heads with 3 or 4 inch tails (white, brown, black, yellow and flouro orange). Fish are still holding shallow in roughly 6-10 ft of water. The majority of fish are still located in rapids and mud flats. Although, some are starting to migrate to rock reefs and points. If you get tired of jigging, try pitching some Shad Raps in the rapids or troll them along the edges of weeds for great results.
|More and more sauger are being caught|
Hot lures thus far this week:
Walleye: 1/4 oz jig with a black tail
Pike: 3/4 oz silver spoons with a white twister tail trailer.
Good luck on the water everyone.