Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hot Bites Right Now

Been on the phone with some people today, I thought I'd pass along some information on some hot bites right now.

Northern Pike fishing has been incredible since after the heavy rains. It took a little bit to get going this season but it has been a very productive year for pike. Two lakes have absolutely hot pike bites going right now. Moose and Okauchee. You can fish them two ways. Target action from smaller fish in the shallow weeds or go out deep and go for a big one. Both methods are producing right now.


Walleye: Its mid summer and that means the trolling bite is on. Nagawicka has been giving up some keepers while Pine and Oconomowoc are giving up less, but larger fish. Long line trolling with livebait, chubs suckers or nightcrawlers on a spinner harness has been the key this summer. Here's a tip, the fish are in deeper water this year than in previous years.


Panfish: Rock Lake, Golden Lake, The Phantom Lakes and the Madison chain are all giving up quality gills right now. The pattern seems to be to fish the ends of deep water points later in the day, but especially the hour just before and just after sunset. Obviously this pattern will work on most of our area lakes this time of year, but it has been especially hot on the smaller lakes.


Good Luck Out There,

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