A Multi Species Day
June 28, 2008
Today I fished with Ed on a local lake for a multi species kind of day. It was an eerie start with dark clouds & high humidity making it seem more like the end of the day. Very low light conditions slowed the bite for quite a while as we trolled stick baits looking for walleye & pike. Water temps remained low at 67 in the best areas & air temps were in the 70’s, but felt more like the 90’s with all the moisture. Floating weeds made trolling difficult & only a handful of pike & one walleye were caught so we opted for casting for bass. One decent largemouth from a small clump of grass in a smallie spot was all we had to show, so we moved again. A few more smallies on a crankbait in another spot & off we went once more. Just about everywhere we fished some action was had, but nothing like I expected. We hit about 17 spots & only had the last area produce multiple hook-ups when Ed got into several fish on a spinner bait. Crankbaits also caught several fish along with tubes today. But overall quite slow. Ed even caught another walleye on a tube in one of the shallowest spots too! I guess there were about 25 fish caught with many others lost as well, but with these conditions it just seemed like they were shut down today.