First of all, Congrats to Bill Bybee for winning this weeks Walleye Contest! Bill caught a 22 3/4″ Walleye while staying at the resort! Don’t miss out on the fun! If you find some big walleyes, send us some pictures!
With the 4th right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about getting the family out on the water! Mother nature looks to bring us some fairly decent weather for the next few days. Temps look to hover around 70s to 80s with moderate wind hanging around 15 mph. Everyone in the area is invited out to our celebration which will Include live music and fireworks! Bring the family out and experience the 4th the Woodland way.
Walleyes have been active as of late. Most fishing areas remain the same with a few new ones turning on. The Golden Highway has been pretty hot as of late. Bottom bouncers and spinners with 1/2 of a crawler has been the presentation working the best on these structured walleyes. Howards has been catching fish as well, but the weeds are starting to get pretty thick. The north end of Creel Bay has had a lot of anglers catching fish. The old road in Walfords bay is another good area to target. Golden pond, the Towers, and the north End of 6 Mile Bay has consistently been producing walleyes. Doc Hagens is another area that should be targeted. The structure in that area is perfect for holding walleyes, and at times, big ones. Pitching crankbaits along shorelines, weedlines, and old submerged tree row structure will produce fish. Pelican lake has been catching the larger fish on average, however this is the most dangerous part of the lake due to low waters and exposed and hidden trees/rocks. Use extreme caution in Pelican if you are unfamiliar with the area. One does not need to run that far to find fish, so do not feel obligated to put yourself or your boat in danger if you feel uncomfortable. If the wind dies down, find trees and slip bobber. This is an effective way to catch walleyes when they’re being tough.
The Pike are being caught on all parts of the lake. Areas in 25 feet or less will produce Pike. Almost any presentation used for walleyes can be used to catch pike.
White bass have been fairly inconsistent most of the summer. The main areas to target would be in Haybale bay along the highway, along the Woods-Rutten road, and around the highway 20/57 bridges.
On behalf of everyone here at Woodland Resort, we wish you all a great 4th of July and a fantastic weekend!
Be Safe! Have Fun!