The cool/hot weather has created very polarized fishing. One day the bite will be on fire and the next fish barely nip the tails of lures. Currently, water temperatures are holding on average around the 60 degree mark. Lake levels have fallen about 4-6" in the last two weeks and are around normal. The entire month of August we only received only five days of rain, but when it rained it was intense. Weed beds are just about done growing for the summer and many have begun to turn brown. Days are getting shorter and the clear nights have brought about some amazing northern lights lately.
|A nice Central Lake pike|
|The cool weather didn't stop a delicious dinner time|
shore lunch at Central
Northern pike have been traversing between rocky shoals and weed beds. One day you'll find the pike stacked with the walleye on reefs and the next they are feeding in dense cabbage beds. Spoons, chatter baits and bucktails have worked best around the weed beds. Bulldawgs, mini medussas, depth raiders are great baits to toss on reefs. With the water temperatures cooling not many fish were striking top water baits. Instead, numerous pike were caught while trolling for walleye this week.
We are in our last couple weeks for guests at Big Hook in the 2018 season. Next week we will begin winterizing some of our cabins for the season. Several projects are in store this fall. For example, today we installed new vinyl windows and trim on Cabin #1 at Central Lake.
Good luck on the water everyone! Thanks to those who have sent their 2018 Big Hook pictures.