The bite still remains good come day and night. DUring daylight the humps are still full of eyes and the bite at times can be good and others slow. We still continue to find the best action on spinners with crawlers, the #4 Hammered silver has been good the last few outings.
After dark, look for the 12-15 foot of water to be the best bet. We are pulling Salmo Stings and Hornets. The #% hornets for that depth have been our best option on some night and the Stings#12 are working when the Hornet slows.
Panfishing remains great, nearly any weedbed with deep water close by is filled with gills and crappies.
Can’t wait for the next full moon but until then we will be searching high and low around the Thermocline for those giant Pokegama fish.
The shoreline has filled with those wondering Winnie walleyes and we have found three different patterns on three different days to produce, one consistent was night crawlers.
The Sean Colter Spinners tipped with a crawler has worked well pulled at 1.2 MPH. We fished them with a 1/4 oz sinker and fish from 7-15 foot of water. The gold hammered or hot perch was key colors all weekend.
We did find a number of fish suspended and on Sunday with the Hot flat condidtion, we pulled the spinner behind planer boards and caught good numbers ranging from 14-25″. Look for the planer boards to work well when the winds are less active as the eyes continue to suspend chasing the yoy minnows.
We also had great luck pulling Northland Roach Rigs with a cralwers in the weeds from 7-10 foot.
So lots of options and we should see the Salmo bite really get going as the shorelines continue to fill. HAng on we are certainly in the ghigh speed walleye zone and it should remain that way now until fall.
Very consistent after dark for the full moon in July. We found a few nights where the number #5 Salmo hornets were the right baits, we pulled them in 10-15 foot of water at 2.0 MPH. The best color on the #5 was the new Orange Silver that glows. Line lengths varied by depth from 60-90 feet.
The #12 Salmo Stings were good when the hornets were off. Here we pulled them over and in the same water but at 2.5-2.7MPH, while pulling the stings 90-110 feet worked well. GMO and Black silver were the best colors for us on the stings. Can’t hardly wait for the August moon.
Daylight, I have been pulling #4 Salmo Hornets with Lead core around the thermoncline and finding both pike and walleyes. While pulling the lead core we have found 125-130 feet of line to be the line length to get our baits just in or above the thermocline. Look for the large pockets of smelt around the 25-30 foot of water and start pulling the cranks through it, you will like the results.
Wow! The bite last night was what we wait for all year as we pulled the Salmo #12 Suspending stings.
We started around 10:00 PM and concentrated on deep weed edges from 12-15 foot, We found the black silver and the Gold Metallic Orange color combination to be the go to colors. While pulling the #12 stings, the speed was 2.5 to 2.7 MPH, at 90-105 foot of line. While pulling the stings, make sure to give the rod a 2-3 foot sweep forward every 15-20 seconds, this will hussle the bait forward and then quickly pause and suspend, most of the bites came right after the sweeping motion.
We were off the water by 1:15 am last night with 12 eaters in the 14-19 inch range and we had a bunch more ranging from 19-23.5″. We did have one other on that slipped off just before hitting the net that was near the 25″ mark, so nothing huge but good numbers.
If the weather hangs in there, it should be great the next 4-5 nights. Make sure to stop into Glens Army Navy and pick up a hand full of the Salmo Stings, you certainly are going to want them~ Tell them Sean sent you!
Jason Manning from KQ Radio 105.5 joined me yesterday to help shoot my local TV show and we put together a nice crappie segment that will air in the next couple of weeks locally on our Public TV stations, we will try to get this info on the sites, not sure how to do that yet though.
As for the report, we found crappies on the weedlines and the best bite came on the white twister tails with a small 1/32 oz Northland Gumball jig. We pitched the jig up near the weeds and slowly let the jigs settle down the weed edge and most of the fish were hitting when the presentation was in that 14-16 foot of water. The bite was a bit different from most outings as the fish were hanging a litle closer to the bottom versus suspended. Look for the panfish action to remain strong with the water temperatures holding in the mid to upper 70′s.
The smallmouth bass are a fish that seem to come from all locations on the lake right now, we found them from 4 feet to 30 feet. Livebait is a great way to catch them whether it is a leech on a rig or under a slip bobber, but the ultimate way when it works is pulling top water or casting spinnerbaits. Look for the weedlines that transition into sand or rocks to hold the better numbers. Other key areas are points or corners on structures.
I start my seven night run for the July Full Moon tonight, will report back daily on what we are finding, I hope the weather cooperates! We continue to find the weedlines holding good numbers of walleyes, so if your staying deep and finding fish less active, I would try finding some in the weeds~
After a few slow and frustrating days seeing fish on my Lowrance and not having much success getting them to bite in the deep water, we headed back to the weedlines again as we did on Saturday afternoon to see if more fish are showing up and active.
We did manage to find a number of spots holding better then normal groups of walleyes and we found more active fish there then deep. The bite is still slower then what I would like to see but the shallow fish were much more consistent and the SC Spinners with the Northland Fishing Tackle Holographic Rainbow and Hammered Silver tipped with a crawler triggered many more bites.
The weedlines are holding good numbers of panfish and bass. Along with the panfish and bass are those little perch, if one finds the perch to be active, keep moving until you find a group of walleyes where you do not catch perch while fishing along the weeds.
Speeds the worked best while pulling the spinners were 1.3 MPH, again we are running the 2 0z bouncers in the 13-16 foot of water.
I will be shooting a TV show this afternoon with KQ Radio’s Jason Manning, we will be doing a little of Walleyes, smallmouth and panfish action, Pokegama Lake Style~
Stay tuned for a July Full Moon report, looks like we are going to have some rain filled nights later in the week, but keep in mind the fish should still bite!
The bite the last few days has been slow at best, the fish are certainly concentrated on many of the traditional deep water spots and one can get a few fish to bite but overall I have found the fish be neutral most of the daylight hours.
The most active fish we are finding are coming on the weedlines wtih spinners. The holographic Rainbow color spinners was the spinner of choice the last couple of days.
The panfish action remains solid, the best action is starting around 7:00 pm until dark. Look for heavily weeded points, corners, that drop into 20-30 feet of water. We have found the small Northland Mimic Minnows to work very well on both the Gills and Crappies.
Stay Tuned for the night bite reports as we head into the week of the July Full Moon.
The bite was all spinners with the Hammered silver and New Northland Purple/silver holographic being another good choice.
We found that 1.3 MPH with a half a crawler pulled in the depths ranging from 12-20 fott was key. We are running a 6 foot lead on the spinners with the 2 oz Northland Rock Runners or longer inline bouncers.
The fish are very willing to chase and they were making life simple when hitting the spinners as they all nearly hooked themselves.
Keep in mind that the July full moon is the 25th. We should start to see some serious night action next week. Get those head lamps and Stings and Hornets ready.
We still continue to find a good bite on Pokegama. Most of the fish are coming on Spinners with crawlers or the #5 Salmo hornets.
The high speed approach is working well weather we are fishing in 12-25 foot of water.
With the July Full moon only a couple weeks out, I think we should see some good action after dark then.
Look for the humps to be your best best for the next two weeks.
The Pokegama Panfishing is going good, the best bite is happening the last couple hours before dark.