Been an interesting week. Super hot and muggy with an extended period of lower temperatures ahead.
The Bluegills are done spawning for the most part, and although small gills can still be found in the shallows, better panfish are starting to appear on the deeper weedlines. Silver, Golden, Ashipunn, both Lower anmd Middle Genessee, Lower Nashotah and the Madison lakes have been giving up some good batches of panfish.
Bass are moving in their summer patterns, anglers over the reported catching fish both shallow and deep. Docks, slop and the deep weedlines all have active fish. Largemouth have been active on Okauchee, Oconomowoc, Golden, Nag, Forest and Pine, but I'm sure most area lakes have active fish on weed edges in 8-12 feet of water. Piers have been very good during the hot parts of the day.
Muskies have been a little spotty, but stillvery consistent. Many anglers have begun trolling for them in deeper water, but other anglers have reported raising fish along the deepest weedlines. Quality fish have been reported on Labelle, Okauchee, Oconomowoc and Pewaukee in the last week.
Walleye action has been above average. Spinner harnesses with leeches, back trolled on lindy rigs or behind bottom bouncers has been the method this season. Suckers fished on a split shot rig have been taking some better fish, especially in the late evenings. Weedeges and sand grass are the areas to key on, especially in 18-22 feet of water. Pine and Oconomowoc have been giving up fish. Lake Koshkonong had a hot bite going on in the main basin in 4-6 feet, but the heat and pleasure boats kept many anglers off the water the last few days. Pulling harnesses or cranks has been giving up a mixed bag of walleyes, pike and whitebass.
Pike action has been very consistent. Fish the weed flats and outside edges with spinners or live bait. Smaller crankbaits, buzzbaits and lipless crankbaits.
Try Moose, Golden, Okauchee, Kessus or Nag for Pike.
Good Luck Out There