The walleyes activity in our area is providing us with consistent high speed action. We over the last week or so have found more days then not to be one where the fish want to chase their meals and no better way to catch them then with the spinners and crawlers or the Salmo Hornets. Over the last two years I have partnered with Glens Army Navy or www.glensoutdoors.com to create colors and the exact baits we are using to help you when on the water. The spinners are already pre-tied with the exact colors, spinners sizes and available at Glens for you. The hot colors this week have been the hammered gold or the hot perch. As for the Salmo Hornets, our new colors have been great options along with the hot perch and blue dace.
When pulling the spinners, we have used a 2 oz inline bottom bouncer and have found our speed to be 1.0-1.4 MPH. The two hook harness has been our best option while running only a half of crawler. IF you are not a crawler/spinner person, you should give it a try, it will amaze you how easy it is and how much the walleyes like it. As for the Salmo #4 Hornets, we are pulling them in 8-12 FOW at 2.0 MPH with 40-70 feet of line. Here a line counter reel and some Hornets are all you need and watch those poles start bending. Both methods are key this time of the year and will be our go to presentation through September and even into October come day and even into the nights.
The Panfish report on most area lakes remains good. We are finding good schools of gills in the deeper structure this last week, while the crappies remain on the deep weed edges. Hoping to have a better report for you on those deep-pike of Pokegama for next week as we have located some smelt and plan to see if we can start catching some of those giants over the next few days.
Keep in mind the August full moon is on the 12th and we should see a solid bite on many of the lakes with the warm water temps. For daily updates, join me on Facebook, send me a friend invite and you will be happily accepted and you can track our daily updates.