This week our target was mainly walleye. I headed out after the Menomin ARM event. I arrived on Sunday and had a chance to get out and do some scouting and some late afternoon/evening fishing. Got a few eater size fish in the evening and would put the game plan into place for the rest of the week. My favorite way to fish this lake is to rig. I like using RockRunner or Roach Rig sinkers in front of a six to ten foot snell. I like using Silverthread 6lb for my snell, with a bleeding bait hook. A variety size of leeches took most of our fish for the week, hardly no takers using crawlers. Besides looking for key fish holding structure, I like targeting weed edges. The one thing that really has upped my success rate is the use of the LakeMaster Pro Chip. This makes it so much easier defining what the fish are holding to and why. Instead of fishing an entire weedline, you can quickly see if the fish are relating to tapering drops, flats or quick drops.
Most of the week, it seemed we were dodging thunderstorms. When the storms were not rolling through, the fish were ready to feed. With cloudy overcast conditions, the fish were tighter to the weedlines in 19 to 24 fow. If we did see sun, the fish generally were a little deeper, 25 to 29 fow. Both drifting and trolling worked well. I like to keep my speed under .5mph.
We ended up with a few eaters and some nice over 20" that were released. Along with the eyes we spent some lazy afternoons pulling in some panfish and bass.
The next few weeks should see some great action on the lake, for all species. Have fun and we will see you on the water.