With some whacky weather moving through the uppermidwest the past couple weeks it has been tough to keep fish on a pattern as far as location goes as well as feeding patterns and what the fish want. Before this massive cold front swept through we saw fish high up in the water colum eating shrimp as well as gorging on mudflats on bloodworms. Fish were on the tips of main lake points and well as adjacant mudflats during the day. When the fish are aggessive 1/8oz slender spoons in the new silver with red stripe as well as silver with green were turning fish. It is so fun to see a fish come 6-7 feet off the bottom to meet your spoon and inhale it with a minnow head or a wad of spikes on business end. Now lets move to post 10 inches of snow and cold front.
Fish are in same locations but prime bite periods were key as the barometer was through the roof and it was roughly 0 the first day I made it out here after the big freeze. Fish would come in to aggressive slender spoon jigging but would not take the bait. Most fish were caught ona 10mm checkai or smaller majmum jig in red and orange. It was a great tactic to deadstick the smaller jig and aggressively jig the slender spoon next to it. With proper drilling of holes the lx-7 easily picks up both lures and shows them nice and clear. I like to run chart mode when doing this as it easily shows fish size, lure size and seperation when your stacking the box as I like to say. I work the next couple but will be out on the ice come monday and tuesday. Hope you all have a chance to get out on some fish soon, tight lines and slimey hands. Be safe – Q