Thunder Lake Fishing Report (6-16-11)

The spring walleye bite is officially “on” now as we have had multiple guests bringing in good eater-sized walleyes.  The tally for Gregg in Cottage #3 and Jeff in Cottage #8, who fish together, now is at 51 for the week with the biggest being 23 inches.  Let’s just say they have figured out the Thunder Lake walleye bite after a few years of homework.  This is the 2nd year in a row they have had success with the walleyes during this week.  Don from Condo #1 has also caught 30 or so walleyes this week, and the Zimmerman/Peterson clan have caught a dozen or so walleyes as well.

The walleyes have begun to make their transition from shallow water here into their late spring/early summer holding patterns.  Most fish are being caught in the 20 foot depth range on a variety of different presentations.  Jigs and leeches have produced some fish, as well as Lindy rigs with leeches and crawlers.  Believe it or not, soft plastics are producing a few walleyes as well.  The crankbait bite is still there to be had during the evening hours before and during dark hours.

The crappie bite is a little slower right now, but a few are being taken by our guests here and there on crappie minnows.  They might be just starting to transition to their late spring spots as well.  The crappies have moved into the docks now as of yesterday.  The kids fishing contests should start to get interesting because of it.

Smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing right now is a good as it gets as always here on Thunder in mid-June.  If you can get a line in the water with any type of presentation, you are likely to catch both species.

We will do our best to post a report every couple weeks or so.  The fishing’s good!  Come visit us soon!

“See You At The Lake”

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