fishing the last couple of days has been tough. My
clients and I had a tough time boating fish yesterday.
We managed only 8 small Walleyes and one Smallmouth Bass and
a few panfish. We fished 3 different lakes and
numerous spots on each one. We were jigging with
leeches and the fish just wouldn't bite. Now this is
not a typical day be any means. The fishing has been
fairly good, and as the water starts to cool down, I
expect fishing to get better and better.
even us Guides have a tough day and you can bet I'll be out
tomorrow fishing even harder than I did the day
before. Now your best bet on some of these tough days
is to be mobile and versatile. Move quickly from
spot to spot and even lake to lake. Bring a wide
variety of artificial and live bait. Also try
different depths and different presentations.
idea this time of year is to try and fish some of the bigger
lakes with clearer water. Most of the small to medium
sized lakes in our area are real green and have less than a
foot of visibility. Now these lakes can still produce,
but I find that clearer water lakes will consistently have
better action on them.