October 4, 2012
After a couple of days of successful walleye fishing, Howard decided to join me for more action. We hit the lake before 10:00 under overcast conditions and were immediately into fish. Water temps were hovering around 62 degrees and a 1 to 2 foot chop was present as well. The winds were out of the south and conditions were just perfect! I don’t think it took more than a few minutes to hook up and many more were to follow. In the 3 or 4 hours we fished, there had to be over 20 walleye caught & released. Fish up to 24 inches were hitting a variety of baits and they were active! It was a phenomenal bite for these low light feeders and I’m sure we would have caught plenty more, as we left them biting. I would be back again tomorrow and wanted to leave a few for the others as well. We headed off and decided to try another species, as we both had our fill of these golden beauties. The rest of the day was equally as productive, with many a bass coming aboard. As with the walleye, they too were aggressively feeding & we took full advantage of this situation. Although a short day, plenty of action was had today!! Unfortunately a cancellation had me prepped & ready for the lake and flying solo today. I decided to explore other areas in search of more golden nuggets! As with previous days this week, they were still on fire as I managed to stumble onto many a fish. I landed big northerns, big smallies and several large walleye as well. The largest walleye would have been pushing 26 inches and actually put up quite a battle for his kind. Next on the menu was new areas for smallies and I wasn’t disappointed again. By covering water with fast moving baits I was able to locate plenty of these footballs and refine sections with slower baits afterwards. Too bad this mornings’ cancellation happened as it would have been a phenomenal day for them to have experienced. Oh well, their loss is my gain. Better luck next time!!