Wayne how was your northern walleye trip?
Do you think the boom in the blue gill numbers will benefit the small mouth? I found one in my life well about 1 1/2 in long that a small mouth had spit out along with a few pieces of crayfish.
Sounds an awful lot like our trip. We fished GHB for walleye from 5/2-5/7. BB with harnesses and slow death rigs in all kinds of colors. We fished main lake points on both sides of the bay from the bathrooms to the mud line which was right at the horn when we were there. Very tough fishing. Last year at this time tons of walleye and never went north of Knowles. Water clarity at 25-30 FOW down there this year. Didn't catch any walleye in the clear water, though we spent very little time fishing it. Temps in the bay were hitting 67-68 in the afternoon. Thinking about another trip next weekend, hoping the fishing improves.
How are the walleyes closer to BF, if they are not being caught in GHB?
Thank you for that information.I am quite sure our success was limited by the bite on that particular day being less than normal and our lack of understanding about where to fish. If we had gone back the next day and refined our techniques and locations more, then our catch would have improved. Fishing is about understanding patterns, depths, habitat, attitude of fish, etc.
The reports listed here show that time of day, depth of fish caught, changes as the day progresses. As you experience those changes and react to them by subtly adjusting the worm length, the speed of the boat, the depth fished, the location, then you will be much more successful.
I spend most of my time chasing stripers so I understand their moods better and quickly react to behavior that I have witnessed before. When I adjust, then I catch more fish.
Read the reports. Focus on the changes listed and how the fish responded. Keep that in mind as you fish for walleye or other species in any lake locations. Finding success is about understanding fish behavior and patterns and not necessarily about the specific location.
The drawback closer to Bullfrog is crystal clear water making walleye and other species harder to approach and catch.
Did you launch from Blue Notch by chance?Got back yesterday. Camped at Blue Notch and fished main channel points and small islands with extending flats. Gave 70 walleyes a ride home. We lost alot! These fish hit extremely light. Bottom bouncing at 1.2mph. On Tuesday they were very shallow. We got 20 eyes in 5 fow or less, Wendsday 12’ was the tcket. Anything north of Castle Butte is too dirty to fish and the best water color was 3’ visibility. We caught about 20 big fat stripers also. Some had spawned, some full of green eggs. Bluegill were ridiculous and hard on night crawlers, caught over 100.saw 74 degree water in the afternoon