With the end of summer upon us, its time to hit the water. Soon football and hunting will occupy your time.
Bass fishing remains inconsistent on many area lakes. The deeper fish just never turned on with any consistency this season, and the shallow bite has been effected by the cooler weather. Best bet for some action this weekend is to fish shallow weed clumps or docks over deeper water. Lipless crankbaits, texas rigs, jig and chunks, and wacky worms are all solid bets. Nightcrawlers or suckers on lindy rigs fished along the outside edges of submergent weeds will also be productive.
Musky fishing still is producing, lots of fish are staged on the ends of weedy points or on major turns in the weed lines. Top waters are catching a few but diving crankbits or sliders are the hot baits right now. Bucktails are starting to catch some smaller fish in the shallow rocky areas.
Northern are using isolated weed clumps and mid depth weed edges. Spinnerbaits and buzzbaits are solid choices for action. Use suckers on a slip sinker rigs with heavy flourocarbon leaders for bigger fish.
Panfish are suspended in deeper water. Watch for the clouds on your graph, and drift through them while tightlining vertically with live bait.