Sunday, 5 August 2012

Early August Report

The walleye bite remains solid with the avarage fish in the 16-20 inche range. I'v had reports of fish in the upper 20's being caught and released. Fish are in the 30 foot and deeper areas and the heavies are in the deep holes around the rock structure. Vertical jig for the big ones, the action may be a bit slower but the hook up is well worth the wait. Use a 3/8 chartruese tipped with live bait. Be ready to snag up frequently, if your not getting snagged, your not were the fish are. Have a casting rod rigged to work the reef edges when the walleye bite slows. You know you have a big gator cruising the area when the walleye stop hitting suddenly. We came across a sorry site the other day. A 40+ gator belly up with a 12" half digested sucker floating next to it. It appears he bit off more than he could chew. The gator had a huge head on him and a bloated belly. It looked like a very solid fish with big shoulders and a big tail. When you get here I'll tell you were he was. Were theres one theres another. So far no reports of any big gators, just the usual 30-40". Laker are holding steady over the "hole" and a few coming out of the upper areas. Average size 6-8 pounds. Weather has been about perfect, temps in the mid to upper 70's although rough chop today. White caps and steady nor-west winds about 15-20 mph. Its has dropped off this afternoon and all boats are out on the water now. So what are you waiting for. Come on up, cool off, snag a few wallye and relax, just remember.......THINK WALLEYE!