The open water game-fish season closes two weeks from yesterday. That means the time to get out is right now. After that you'll limited to fishing for panfish on the local lakes or heading to the rivers until opening day.
Pike continue to bite, although reports were sketchy with the weather from last week. Expect to start finding some really big fish in shallow water as we get close to the end of the season. The biggest fish in the lake will be feeding heavily in pre-spawn mode. Go big or go home with your presentation for pike right now. Okauchee, Fowler, Moose, Kessus, Golden and Lower Genessee are all great options for a late ice season wall hanger.
Panfish reports were limited, but deep seems to still be the operative word for keepers. Some crappies are being caught, especially at night and near areas with current. Try Upper Genessee, Forest, Okauchee, Ashippun or Rock Lakes.
As many of us in the extended Musky Mikes Family are avid bass anglers, we wanted to take a minute to offer our congratulations to Skeet Reese for a hard fought victory in the Bassmaster Classic. Way to go. Beating Ike only made it that much better!