Post-Memorial Day Fishing Report

Cool air and water temps are still the story here.  57-58 degree temps on the water yesterday and more east winds today.  It has been a bizarre spring for winds.  We had 2 weeks straight of east winds, which I had never seen before.  Normally east winds mess up the fishing, but when they are consistent for that long, the fish tend to adjust.  The good dock fishing on our side of the lake lately explains that.

Crappies are beginning to bite in shallower water on minnows and jigs.  Had our guests here in Cottage #3 at the resort do pretty well last weekend on the crappie bite.

Smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing is officially “on” and action has been very good lately for both.  Crankbaits have been producing the majority of the fish.

Walleyes have been tricky given the circumstances.  No real consistent bite yet, but a few have been brought in for dinner in a variety of ways.  Jig and minnow in 20-30 feet, crank baits in shallow water and slip bobber rigs in shallow water have all produced fish.  It’s a pretty unstable bite right now, but if the weather and winds straighten out soon, the walleyes could move into their spring holding patterns and the good bite could pop within the next week or so.

Our annual Memorial Day Weekend guests also did well over on Big Rice for northern pike again this year.  Sizes were down, but numbers were up and a few bonus walleyes were picked up there too, with the biggest being 26″.  As always, cane poles with daredevils were the ticket.

We’ll keep you updated!

“See You At The Lake”

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