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Below you will see the current fishing report posted on: 10/04/2019

General Conditions

Ice out was around April 25th. Water level has been full and fairly stable most of the season until it dropped in August and early September but now it has come up again and is only about 7" below full pool. Water temps are currently 56 to 58 degrees.

Walleye Report

Walleye are hitting off the edges of the bars and on deep saddle connections between shallower bars in 10 to 16 feet of water on Nightcrawler rigs or crank baits.

Crappie Report

Crappies were excellent all of June and July and into early August. Now they are in their fall pattern and are hitting great in 20 to 23 feet of water near the bottom using a jig and small minnows or various rubber crappie jigs. Nice size ones being caught right now.

Musky Report

Musky fishing has been great since mid August, although lately the action has slowed because the lake is in transition. Most fish are still being caught shallow in or near the weeds, but with deep water near by. The ones being caught are big ones.

Northern/Smallmouth Bass report

Smallmouth have been hitting well tight to shoreline structure such as brush and wood or on the shallow hard bottom bars. Northern are being caught in good numbers on the weedy shorelines and weed edges and weed beds..


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