|One of many trophy South Lake walleye boated and released|
the week of 7/15
July has been a complete flip flop from June with very little rain and sunshine just about every day. Conditions are extremely dry and please use caution when having campfires and shore lunches. Please make sure the fires are completely extinguished when you are finished. The hot weather has been taking it's toll on the lake levels as they are continuing lower due to evaporation.
|Another beauty South Lake eye.|
Lake quick reports
We had amazing luck yesterday at Central for walleye in 8-10 feet of water and even boated a dandy 26" walleye in a weed bed in 4 feet of water. Many 32-40" pike have been boated and released also at Central, mainly coming from wind blown weed beds. South continues to boat trophy walleye week in and week out, topping out at 30" this week. West has had amazing luck with big walleye this week, numerous fish coming from the north end of the lake. Burnt started hitting the fish fast and furious on Wednesday. The current guests were almost able to land a 40+" fish on an ultra light rod. Cocos was enjoying better luck towards the burnt lake rapids with several big walleye over 24+".
1/4 oz jigs with either orange, pumpkinseed, pink or white bodies have been out fishing every other lure. Vertical jigging while back trolling over structure has been most effective. There has been some action casting onto reef tops for walleye. Walleye have also been schooling adjacent to wind blown weed beds the past several days.
The pike top water bite was amazing yesterday. High flying action was abound during the afternoon hours. Buzz baits and zara spooks with propellers were the hot baits. Sunny skies and calmer waters typically result with lots of follows. Switching to top water will often bring about more aggression from lazy fish. Bucktails and silver minnows are other hot lures to toss. Jigging larger shad type plastic baits have caught lots of northern off of deep reefs.
Good luck on the water everyone. It is a hot day out so I am off to jump in the lake to cool down.