The bite is starting to shape up nicely for southern area lakes. Don’t be afraid to motor past the points, bars, humps and community spots. Back bays with weeds are warming quickly, drawing in baitfish and walleyes.
The lake I hit today has a nice large, shallow bay with patches of weeds sprouting up in 3 to 5 feet of water. This part of the lake was 3 degrees warmer than the rest of the lake and the walleyes were swimming in amongst the patches. All I did was work the boat back and forth along the outside of the weeds, pitching a jig/minnow. Every fish i caught had it chunked down the throat, or hooked TDC. Nothing huge, but beautiful pan sized 15 to 17 inchers.
Best part (besides the fish)….I was the only boat in the entire bay area the whole time I was out. The other 25-30 boats were congregated around points and other mid-lake areas.