Pre-summer is here, maybe the last of the frost for this season.
All positives to report this week, except for a good negative. Too many
big walleyes being caught.
As expected, fish have made a transition, during the cold spell if you
wanted keeper size walleyes, this word was fish deep, say 35’.
Since the warm temperatures moved in the best bite has been shallow
water, 8’ to 25’. Jig and minnow still working, but giving way to slip sinker
rigs with a bait of your choice, minnow, leech or crawler, also not as common
you can use a floater type artificial lure.
The slip sinker rig or lindy rig should be presented slowly. Traverse
structure that varies between 15’ down to 28’ till you locate active fish and
then concentrate at that depth.
Deep water, say 30-35’ may yield some jumbo perch post spawn.
Crappie action is scattered as they are spawning in shallower water.
Popular spots are Sullivan Bay, Lost Bay, Lost Lake and in Namakan, try Kohler
Bay, just to mention a few.
Walleyes, the west end of Kab is producing, Tom Cod Bay thru Three
Sister Islands, all around Cutover. Some action adjacent to deep water include
Harris, Ram & Sheep Islands.
Northern Pike, the nuisance size are everywhere, bigger pike now on
weed edges and above pre-emergent weed liner.
Summer patterns will establish once our temperatures are more
The park is absolutely beautiful now with abundant wildlife present. It’s
a nice time to troll shorelines with artificial lures and enjoy nature.
Water surface temps in the low 60’s, water levels approaching normal
thanks to nearly 5” of rain since May 1st.