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The yellows are biting

  • mike_j
    Participant
    Nashua Iowa
    Posts: 754
    #1223746

    Brought home 57 today without much trouble threw back alot more and caught a ton of short eyes. The next 2 or 3 weaks should be rocking at Clear lake.

    stuwest
    Participant
    Elmwood, WI
    Posts: 2254
    #965372

    ok i’m biting too. What are yellows and shorteyes??

    bigpike
    Participant
    Posts: 6255
    #965374

    My guess would be yellow perch and short eyes are undersize walleye

    fishdale
    Participant
    Posts: 380
    #965375

    Quote:


    ok i’m biting too. What are yellows and shorteyes??


    I am assuming

    YELLOWS = Yellow bass (similar to white bass)
    Shorteyes = small walleyes

    mule170
    Participant
    Bemidji
    Posts: 299
    #965387

    Yes Mike means Yellow Bass, Clear lake is full of them.

    owen nelson
    Participant
    Iowa
    Posts: 52
    #965477

    Wading the island or from a boat?

    bigdog10
    Participant
    Waterloo, Iowa
    Posts: 351
    #965544

    I’m sure both. This time of year you can catch them real shallow as they get ready to spawn. We catch them off our dock by the dozens. Contests to see how many casts in a row you can catch one. First 15 feet or so out from the bank. They come thru in packs usually males chasing a female or two.

    mike_j
    Participant
    Nashua Iowa
    Posts: 754
    #965697

    Yes yellow bass and sub legal walleyes and you can choose how you want to catch them wade or take the boat. They aren’t quite up on the shore yet just a little ways out and they eat anything they can fit in there mouth. I suggest chartruese of anything you can put on a jig thats 1/16 oz. or lighter and that is under 2″ long about an 1″ to 1.5″ is the best size plastic for these tastey panfish. And remember the DNR says don’t throw any back so there the perfect fish to keep for a few fish fries.

    walleye_wisdom
    Participant
    Big Sky Country Helena, MT (Adel, IA home)
    Posts: 1160
    #936352

    Did the cold front shut things down? Thinking about heading up there tomorrow.

    mike_j
    Participant
    Nashua Iowa
    Posts: 754
    #967652

    Thought the yellows would be biting today but fishing was terible.

    hv2fish06
    Participant
    Allison,Iowa
    Posts: 176
    #970450

    Has anyone hit the lake for yellows lately? I would guess pretty tough with wind lately, was thinkn about trying it on Saturday.

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