temperatures on the area lakes were reported to be in the upper 60ís.
With the cooler weather, live bait will work best to catch many species of
fish. Full moon period is here, which can make for great fishing!
fishing was best along weed lines in 8 to 18 feet of water. A small jig or
#8 hook baited with a wax worm, giant redworm, small leech, hellgrammite,
or piece of nightcrawler worked best for bait. A 1/32oz jig & plastic
combo, black ant fly, or small jigging spoon baited with a wax worm worked
as well. Vertical jigging or a slip bobber rig were the best presentations
were found around weed beds in 8 to 15 feet of water during early morning
and evening hours. During the day, look for them suspended along deeper
weed lines or over deeper water. Casting or drifting while vertical
jigging a 1/32oz jig and small fathead minnow worked best. A Cubby Mini
Mite or Dick Smithís Panfish Grub tipped with a wax worm also produced.
were caught fishing along the bottom near mid depth sand/weed flats during
early morning hours. During the day, look for them in 15 to 25 feet of
water near weeds or sand grass. A 1/32oz jig or #8 hook baited with a
small fathead minnow, giant redworm, or hellgrammite presented on a slip
bobber rig or split shot rig worked best.
bass were most active around weed flats in 4 to 8 feet of water, near
visible baitfish. Casting swim jigs, spinners, shallow running crankbaits,
or wacky worms produced. Anglers fishing weedlines or points in 12 to 15
feet of water did best using drop shot rigs, texas rigged plastics,
spinnerbaits, and tube jigs. A nightcrawler, leech, or medium golden
shiner baited on a #4 hook and suspended under a bobber worked best for
live bait. Topwater baits produced early and late in the day during calm
bass action was best along breaks or near rock/gravel areas, most always
near baitfish. Tube jigs, skirted grubs, wacky rigs, swim baits, drop shot
rigs, and jerkbaits produced. A slip sinker rig baited with a leech, jumbo
fathead, or small sucker worked best for live bait. Top water baits were
effective during early morning and night time hours.
pike fishing was best in deeper water, 18 to 25 feet, near baitfish.
A medium sucker or large golden shiner fished on a slip sinker rig with a
circle hook and heavy fluorocarbon leader worked best. Casting over weed
flats with Chatterbaits, spinners, swim baits, shallow running crankbaits,
or buzzbaits produced many smaller pike.
were found tucked into mid depth weeds or along deeper structure in 15 to
20 feet. A jig, slip bobber rig, or live bait rig baited with a jumbo
fathead, leech, nightcrawler, small sucker, or medium golden shiner
produced. Early morning or night-time hours, cast minnow style crankbaits
over the tops of weed beds.
were found along weedlines or breaks in 18 to 25 feet of water near
baitfish. Cast bucktails, glide baits, spinner baits, crankbaits, and swim
baits triggered fish. Soaking a large sucker on a quick strike rig
suspended under a slip bobber will help put fish in the boat. Try fishing
top water baits during night-time/early morning hours.
have been active on the Rock & Crawfish Rivers, along with Lakes
Mendota, Beaver Dam, and Koshkonong. Stink bait, suckers, large golden
shiners, leeches, dead crayfish, or nightcrawlers worked best for cats.
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