Fishing Report early August Pelican Lake
I love late summer fishing for bass. My favorite type of fresh water fishing is top water bass fishing. When the water is consistently above 70 degrees I know I can catch bass every night when the sun gets low. This year is no exception. I’ve had a few opportunities lately to get out in the evenings and chase 3 to 4 pound smallmouth and largemouth bass. Most of the time I throw a whopper plopper and have been crushing it. I also occasionally try a popper, a jitterbug and a scum frog. Earlier this week I went out and had a hard time getting much going with the whopper plopper, so I tried a scum frog in the middle of the lily pads and had good success. The very next night I slipped out for 90 minutes at dusk and couldn’t raise a fish with the frog. So I went back to the whopper plopper and jitterbug along the edge of the pads. That really worked. A couple nights later I couldn’t get either to work so I went deeper to 5 or 6 feet of water and threw a whopper plopper over the top of heavy weeds-best night of the year. I’ve also tried to fish the stumps in the west end with great success!
If you aren’t into fishing with the bugs(mosquitoes are pretty bad at dusk) then the senko is still working well. Rootbeer has been the best color. For those wanting to catch panfish the trick right now is to use a bobber and only have about 1 foot or maybe 18 inches of line between the bobber and the hook. Wax worms are working best for bluegills and minnows for crappie. Sorry, but we aren’t seeing much walleye being caught right now. If you want to learn more, please check out our youtube fishing report-