Late August Fishing Report

Water temperature has been dropping during the last 10 days. After peaking out around 76 degrees we are now down to 67 degree water.

There has been a handful of walleye caught this past week. Two 14 inchers were caught in my boat earlier this week. Sorry no pictures were taken.

Of course the pike are still everywhere. The largest pike reported this past week was 34 inches.

Of course the pike are still everywhere. The largest pike reported this past week was 34 inches.

Smallmouth bite has been best just off rock piles near weeds. Find the break between the rocks and the weeds and you can find smallmouth there. Swim jigs have worked well for small mouth as well as top water lures.

The big story the last week has been the Crappie bite. The crappie have moved into the trench off Bald Island and the bite has gotten really hot. I personally had a chance to get out on Wednesday this week and caught several nice Crappie. 3 of us boated around 35 fish in 2 hours. We saw a few 12 inchers and even one 13 inch Crappie that morning. We were catching them just off the bottom in 26 feet of water. Crappie minnows on a 1/4 ounce jig worked well and so did a swedish pimple (green seemed best).

The largemouth bite has slowed a bit but is still good. Top water has been good in the evenings and spinners around weed lines has been good.

By |2017-08-26T03:14:32+00:00August 26th, 2017|Fishing Report|0 Comments

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