My apologies for being away. Last week was a busy week on the water and I spent the weekend away from the computer.
Check out my guide blog for a rundown of last weeks trips. I was on some fish last week, and we did pretty well. The sun and lack of wind made us fish a little deeper during the day.
Fishing has been good on area lakes. The stable weather allowed some solid patterns to develop.
Bass and walleye are using structure and weedlines. Look for fish shallow early and late, and on deeper structure during the day. Labelle has been on fire the last ten days or so. Slow Trolling spinners behind lindy rigs or bottom bouncers produced some walleyes for me, but jigging vertical with lights jigs tipped with live bait has been pulling in the better fish. Pine is always a solid bet for eyes.
Panfish have been finishing up their spawning rituals, and the larger bluegills are moving out to deeper spots. For the next week or two look for them along deeper weedlines, then watch for them as they move out to suspend over deeper water.
I made a few calls this afternoon to check on the Musky fishing with some reliable sources. Sounds like the fish are moving into their summer haunts, but several fish have been caught. Oconomowoc, Pewaukee, Labelle, Fowler and Okauchee gave up fish last week. Fish on Fowler and Labelle were caught over deeper water, Okauchee gave up fish along deep structure, suspended over the deeper flats and along the developing weedlines. These are solid patterns as summer continues. Bulldawgs shine this time of year as do larger swimbaits.
I'll be at the shop this Sunday if you want to drop by and chat.