Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fishing This Weekend

Well Gang,

Old mother nature is reminding us who is boss, and she isn't pulling any punches.

If you've been following the blog the last couple days, you'll notice that several area lakes are closed and the rest are slow no wake.

Expect that bass, walleye and musky fishing will be slow for the next little bit, but all this unstable weather means that pike fishing will be good. Look for them to be along shallow structure, roaming shallow wedd flats or along the first weedline in 8-15 feet of water. Crankbiats, lipless crankbaits, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and bucktails are all solid choices when targeting pike. Small to medium sized suckers on a slip sinker rig will catch some fish when nothing else will.

Okauchee, Golden, and Moose, all of which remain open, have great pike fishing happening right now.

If you want to chase largemouths, I'd recommend Silver Lake in Oconomowoc or a carry in at Beaver Lake in Chenequa. Both of these lakes have sizeable populations of smaller bass that can be caught in shallow water on wacky rigged frenchfrys, twister tail grubs, or small minnow immitators.

Stay safe out there,

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