Trolling is well into summer patterns. Fishing has been good one
day, slow the next, depending mostly on the weather. Stable high
pressure has brought the best action. Fish are scattered about –
tight to structure, suspended just off it, or right on the bottom
in places for the bigger lake trout. Many tactics are working right
now, including downriggers, Dipseys, and leadcore. Fish are being
caught mainly north and out of the bay, or in the South Channel,
out onto the flats, and up into the islands. Cover lots of water
and depths until a pattern can be worked out. Stable weather should
improve the bite. Smallmouth fishing is in transition, with few
fish left in the the sloughs. Most fish have moved into deeper
water. Walleye and northern trollers are finding a few fish spread
out to the channel edges and off-shore structures, hitting
harnesses and small crankbaits. Stream trout fishing has been
decent on flies, bait, and even spinners. Inland reports have been
up and down. Walleyes are moving to the basins and the deeper weed
edges, and are biting on crankbaits or jig-and-minnow combos, or
slip floats. Panfish and bass are moving deeper. Muskie reports
have been fair.
Angler’s All, (715) 682-5754.
Outdoor Allure, (715) 373-0551.