Fishing continues to be very good and the title for season leader has changed hands several times in the last two days. Larry boated this 44″ northern pike on his first day to take over the top spot on the year. He also added a 26.5″ walleye the same day!
Weed starts are up and progressing nicely. The surface temp on the main lake is in the low 60s and reaching the upper 60s in most of the bays. We have had some rain to catch the lake level up a bit, but it is still a touch low.
Groups are reporting success in different depths. Most boats seem to be doing the best on walleye in 8′-12′ of water, but some have caught nice fish in as little as 5′-6′ especially in the evenings when walleye are moving shallower to feed. Jigs and lindy rigs have been the primary baits. Last week, the guys reported leeches were outperforming night crawlers, but this week a mid-week resupply of crawlers will be needed.
Pike are being taken on the edges of young weeds as well as the usual points, reefs, and other structure. Productive baits have been spoons in the 5 of diamonds pattern, Mepps spinners, Suicks, & Thin Fins. Of course some of the biggest pike have been caught by people fishing for walleye with fairly small lures.
We are working on updating the new standings boards on the blog tab of our website so check back soon for some lunker pictures!