Friday, August 28, 2009

Fishing Report 8-28-09

Looks like we'll have cold front and a period of cooler conditions ahead. Expect the water temperature to start dropping with the cold overnights.

The water has been in the low to mid 70's expect to find high 60's to low 70's by the time this weather has moved through.

Bass fishing has been inconsistent, but I believe people are still fishing the calender rather than the conditions. Cold fronts like this call for a slow presentation. Two greats options are a slow falling vertical presentation, like a tube bait, drop shot, jigworm, or lighter jig and chunk. Just remember that the fish will be tight to cover and likely won't go very far to chase a bait. Your casts will need to be precise. If we get some sunshine, slow rolling spinnerbaits around docks and shallow weedclumps can pick off a few active fish. Downsize any presentation you are making, and fish slowly. Otherwise consider using live bait. Split shotting with nightcrawlers, or lindy rigging with suckers can be productive in deeper water.

Pike fishing has been very consistent. the fish feel the water cooling and they are starting to make the move towards a fall feed up. Action can be had in mid-depth water 6-15 feet around weed clumps. Cast spinnerbait, buzzbaits or lipless crankbaits over and parallel to submerged weeds and hang on.

Walleye are starting to stage. Trolling with live bait has been effective in 15-22 feet of water, especially with live bait rigs. Some anglers are doing very well pulling cranks with boards for suspended fish over deeper water. Look for the river bite to pick up soon.

White Bass fishing is starting to pick up on Winnebago and Koshkonong.

Musky have been biting off deep weed points. Oconomowoc Lake has been especially hot the last two weeks. Jerkbaits, Swimbaits and Sliders have been producing. Look for baitfish off a deep weed edge then make parallel casts to the weed point. Try and tick the weeds at the outset of your cast.

Good Luck,


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