Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Three Options

Fall fishing is in full swing, and that leaves you three primary options for fishing.

1.)Musky Fishing. Now is the time. Get out and hit the weeds in 8-12 feet of water. cast cranks, gliders, swimbaits, jerkbaits (my favorite) or bucktails. But keep an extra rod out with a sucker on a quickstrike rig. Okauchee, Oconomowoc, Garvin, Lac Labelle, Fowler, Fox and Pewaukee Lakes are the best Musky lakes in our area.

2.)Traditional gamefish. By this I mean bass, walleye and northerns on our local lakes. Its live bait season. use walleye suckers or large shiners on slip sinker rigs and drift along the structure. On warmer days you can catch bass off shallow rocks in the mid-day to afternoon with plastics, jigs or crankbaits. Walleye can be caught at night on larger stickbaits fish just over the top of weedbeds.

3.)River fishing. Drifting and vertical jigging or anchoring and fishing slip sinker or lindy rigs are your best options. Anglers who find fish can expect to catch a mixed bag or walleyes whitebass and catfish. The Rock River is bite is picking up, especially in the Blackhawk Island area.

Good Luck

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