|Small jigs work great for full|
Just when I thought the mayfly hatch would end last week, another batch would arise. All in all, the hatch this year was sparse and in stages. After cleaning several walleye today I noticed no signs of fresh mayfly, however most of the fish had full bellies. Walleye will digest mayflies rather quickly and become aggressive feeders within a couple days.
After the mayfly hatch walleye will traditionally migrate away from the mudflats and weed beds in search of bait fish. Typically this time of year, they hold off of rock reefs and wind blown points in about 10-15 ft of water. Vertical jigging 1/4 to 3/8 oz jigs right over the side of the boat is the most effective technique to catch fish. Dragging crawler harnesses and trolling bigger lipped crank baits like Reef Runners or Shad Raps work great also.
|A dandy Cocos Lake pike|
|The Cocos Lake crib going|
We have been getting some projects accomplished over the course of the summer. A new crib at Cocos Lake a couple weeks ago; framed and trimmed in the windows at South Lake and replaced the entry way door with a more modern steel door with a sliding window; all the boardwalk at Central is now completely pressure treated. New windows are coming to Cabin #1 at Central along with a new floating dock for Cabin #1 very soon.
Good luck on the water everyone!
Remember to keep those pics from your last Big Hook trip coming.