|Central Lake 27.5" released|
|Central Lake 27" released|
Now that we are post may fly hatch the walleye should start to transition to rocky shoals and reefs. I would also expect to see more fish in the 10-15 ft range especially if the water continues to warm. Vertical jigging 1/4 oz to 3/8 oz jigs while back trolling is my favorite technique to boat walleye this time of year. Trolling Shad Raps or Reef Runners along 10-15 ft break lines will help locate schools.
Hot lures for walleye were Rapala jigging raps (orange), 1/4 oz jigs with orange gulp tails and fire tiger number 7 Shad Raps.
|A fat Burnt Lake trophy pike released|
Central has had several 30+" inch fish and a couple over 35+". It should be noted that the guests at Central are primarily walleye fisherman and have been catching these pike while targeting walleye. Cocos noted the pike were timid mid day with the high sun, witnessing lots and lots of big fish follows but few connections. On cloudy days those fish will feed. Hopefully I'll get more reports tomorrow when I have a chance to talk with the other outposts.
Hot lures for pike this week: small silver spoons johnson silver minnow or little cleo (3/4 oz) , mepps agila #5 bucktail, zara spook.
Good luck on the water everyone!