Last weeks weather was unseasonably hot bringing surface water temps all the way up to 80 degrees at one point. Insect hatches and weed growth continued to increase causing fish locations to change almost daily. This weeks forecast is calling for a big change again with much cooler temperatures (welcome to the UP).
Walleye fishing has been very good with most fish holding on the mud flat areas, and feeding on insects. Leeches and crawlers have worked well with slip bobber rigs. Weed beds and deep timber adjacent to the mud flats have also been good while casting jigs tipped with leeches and using a slow lift & drop retrieve.
Smallmouth bass are still feeding on crayfish, so any crayfish imitation crank bait or craw colored tubes are working well. Expect the fish to be a little deeper (8’ to 12’) on rock shores and humps because of this weeks cold front.
Largemouth bass have been very active with lily pads and stumps holding the most fish. Spinner baits & Texas rigged plastics have been good with top water baits also working well during low light conditions.
Jerk baits and buck tails worked over the large weed flats have been very effective for musky. Large swim baits has also been a good choice along deep weed edges.
Sandy shallows & lily pads have the best locations for catching big bluegills. Slip bobbers, small ice fishing jigs, and wax worms have worked best.
Look for crappies to be scattered across large weed beds. Drifting across these weeds while fan casting small Road Runners and Rooster Tails works well.
Northerns are still being caught using spinner baits, weedless spoons and Texas rigged swim minnows. Mid lake weed beds of 6’ to 10’ deep have been producing the bigger fish.
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