January 27, 2017
What an awesome week of weather we have had up on the big lake. The roads are wide open to all vehicle traffic right now and the cooler weather that has moved has got the slush frozen. You can easily travel off road since there is no more snow remaining on the ice, please use caution if you travel off road due to slush pockets.
Walleye fishing has been steady on the big end of the lake the past week. Most of the walleye are still being found during the low light periods of the day. Anglers will want to look on the secondary break-lines and mid-lake structure in 18-23 ft. Make sure you use a little larger aggressive flutter spoon tipped with a minnow at these magic hour times. During the overnight hours the setlines with a shiner or rainbow minnow are working great.
Perch action has picked up across the lake with this warmer weather. They have been active on the gravel/sand transitions found across the lake in 8-12 ft of water. Tip your favorite jigging spoon with a couple waxies or euro larvae to catch these fish. If they are just looking at your bait make sure you set up some i-fish pros and a full minnow.
Crappies and Sunfish on the local area lakes are biting very well. Look for most of them to be hanging out on the edges of the basins in 20-25 ft of water. Use your favorite tungston jig tipped with a red/pink plastic or waxworm to catch these fish. Drilling lots of holes and using a good flasher to locate these roaming fish is key right now.
Make sure you stop by for your lake map and any other accessories you may need before heading out on the lake. As always be safe on all your outdoor adventures and we hope to see you on the ice.