It’s bitterly cold in this neck of the woods, and the fishing has been a challenge, helped by some recent major winds. But with a little patience …
“Tackle” Terry Tuma says bobbers are often used when you are dead-sticking or fishing two holes, and sometimes under tough bite conditions – it will provide a minimum amount of drag resistance on the fishing line.
The lake also holds healthy numbers of black and white crappies, a few bluegills and pike, some respectable perch, and plenty of channel catfish. In short, it’s a fine multi-species fishery.
Success has come mainly at night for walleyes and crappies, with oddly-timed feeding windows happening in the middle of the night.
While there is a tendency for fishermen here to want to set up close to shore, this angler has been plopping houses in the middle of the lake and finding fish in deeper water.
Whether you are using micro ice, fluorocarbon or braided fishing line, match the line with your rod and reel, the lure being used and the type of species you are fishing for.
When fishing isn’t red hot, I recommend anglers use a tip-up or other live-bait rig.
On the move in search of good concentrations of fish.
“Tackle” Terry Tuma talks about the quality of the rod, along with length and rod sensitivity and action. Also make sure to match the reel size to the rod you choose and use a longer