Monday, August 4, 2008

Fishing Report 8-04-08

Well gang, by all reports, it was a productive weekend for many anglers.

Bass fishing has remained consistent. There's a great early bite happening on most lakes up until about 9:30am. The fish are then moving into the weeds, under piers or into the slop. They can be targeted around overhanging cover or weededges adjacent to deeper water. The bite is picking up again around 1:30 and remains fairly consistent until dark. Fish are being taken in shallow water on wacky worms, (green pumpkin has been hot) tubes, skirted grubs and shakey head worms. Deeper fish are coming on jigworms, texas rigged plastics or jigs with a craw or chunk trailer. Live bait, chubs, leeches or crawlers on a slip sinker or lindy rig has also been effective.

Northern pike continue to bite. Shallow fish are still being caught on spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and lipless crankbaits around shallow weed clumps on the flats. Deeper fish are being taken using live bait, chubs and/or shiners, long lined on slip-sinker rigs. Trolling deep-diving crankbaits in natural patterns like the rapala DT series around the weededges has also been producing some fish.

Musky fishing has remained slow, but very steady. Most fish are being caught while trolling, but a few are still coming on topwater during low light periods, especially very early in the morning. Look for them around deep water structure, especially the deep end of long points.

Good Luck Out There.

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