Thursday, May 26, 2005

Sunny, water temp 68

Again we ran downlines on flats in the 30' range. The fish cooperated all day. We caught at least 40, clients kept 12 for 51lbs.

Looks like we are in the summer pattern now of downlining and catching numbers of stripers up to 75 per day. The lake is behind about 3 weeks (water temps still in the 60's, fish still spawning). The larger fish will come on strong in the upcoming weeks.

See you on the water!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Cold and rain

Fished gizzards and herring on 30' flats today. Had over 40 hits, clients kept 19 for 79lbs. Constant action.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Rain all day, water temp 71 at the third dike for morning bite, 68 midlake

Fished boards early on downlake flats in 15', moved midlake to flats in 30' and fished downlines. Lost count of hits and fish but we went thru 125 baits probably caught 40 fish, clients did not keep.

Monday, May 23, 2005

5/22 and 5/23: Cold front conditions

Fishing was slow both days, had 12 hits and 6 keepers each day.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Sunny, Water temp 69

Caught gizz and herring and ran downlines on 30' flats, had 23 hits, kept 13 fish for 63lbs.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Cloudy, water temp 68

Ran gizzards on downlines, had 18 hits, kept 9 for 56lbs.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Sunny and warmer, water temp 69

Ran gizzards on boards until 9am then went to downlines, kept 13 for 57lbs.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Sunny, Cool , water temp 66

Caught gizz and ran boards early with little success, found fish scattered deeper around 24', Switched over to 6 downlines and 6 planner boards, caught fish equally as well on both , clients kept 12 for 48lbs, 1 walleye for 3lbs. Glad to see the downline bite get started.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Sunny, cold, water temp dropped to 67*

Cold morning, clients froze in the morning, affecting fish also. Ran gizz on boards, fish finally started cooperating midday over deeper flats, kept 11 for 40lbs. Cold Front hurt today's fishing.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Sunny, water temp 77, air temp 60-86, blue skies,10-20SW winds

Ran gizzards on planner boards, had 19 hits, boated 8 for 60 pounds, 3 fish around 10 pounds. Fish seem to be hitting better in the 15-20 feet range. Saturday traffic turned the fish off around 11am.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Cloudy, water temp 72

Ran 6 to 12 inch gizzard shad on planner boards all day. Started off on shallow flats less than 10' deep, caught 5 but shut down at 9 am. Gradually pulled out to deeper flats around 22' deep and started nailing the stripers. The larger fish wanted the shad over 10", hooked at least 6 over 10lbs, got bitten every 15 minutes, kept 14 fish for 93lbs. Clients had a hard time keeping the big fish on, fought them for a couple minutes each and just pulled off. Anyway it was a great day.