Looks like summer is upon us! The next 10 days look to bring us consistent temps around 80. We are running a catch and release fishing contest through the resort here every Wednesday. Send us some pictures that correspond to the rules posted and the person with the largest walleye every Wednesday receives a prize from Woodland Resort. Good luck to all! The first winner will be announced on June 1st.
Look to see the water temps rise throughout the rest of the week. Fish may become more active with this nice weather. As of late, the water temp has been hanging around 55 degrees and will be on the rise. The wind is supposed to change direction everyday this coming week which can make it a little more difficult to target areas. Typically, the shoreline that has had a few days of consistent wind is the shoreline you would look to target first. Try to cover acres of water until you come on a good area with fish gathered. We also had another sand fly hatch within the last few days. Walleyes will feed on these flies which can fill them up and make them a little lethargic.
Walleyes are starting moving to many of the usual early summer spots. Pitching crankbaits and plastics is still a great way to catch shallow dwelling walleyes. Slip bobbers in the submerged trees, road beds, and rock piles have picked up recently. With the water temp on the rise, look to start pulling bottom bouncers and spinners in the near future along old shorelines, weed beds, roads/ditches, or any other structure that is holding fish. Pitching cranks, pulling cranks, and pulling bottom bouncers are good presentations to use when trying to cover a lot of water and find a pocket of fish. When you find these stretches where fish are being caught you can narrow your run down to a shorter stretch or even stop and slip bobber.
Northern Pike are being caught all over the lake with almost any presentation you can use. Target shallow areas with some weeds or flooded timber. Any structure similar to submerged road beds, railroad tracks, or old shorelines will hold this predator.
Be Safe! Have Fun!