Turnover is complete, and the fishing, while good, will get a
lot better when there’s a consistent drop in water temperature.
Right now the fish are in a holding pattern. This has been an
unusual fall season. Muskie action is OK, with fish being seen
constantly, but the bite is not overly aggressive. There is no real
pattern. Muskies generally are relating to structure (rocks,
drop-offs, weedlines) in all depths, ranging from very shallow to
quite deep. Anglers are having success rigging a sucker (12 to 14
inches) and letting it soak a few feet off the bottom, or using
jerkbaits and plastics. All have been producing on about the same
level, according to most angler reports. Walleye action is decent,
but could get better before ice-up. Hit the sharp breaks and
depressions in the main lake basin in depths from 15 to 35 feet.
Northern are biting well. Fish 5 to 14 feet on the weed edges while
using a minnow under a slip bobber. The perch are hitting around
any type of cover in 4 to 8 feet of water.
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