The past few days brought us some cold weather, wind, and a sand fly hatch. We say warmer temps yesterday with some more to come within the next week. Winds 20-25 are in the forecast for the weekend along with rain on Sunday. Water temps will continue rise throughout the week causing these fish to become more active.
Walleyes have been a little slower through this cold front, but should pick up with this warmer weather. We had a large sand fly hatch earlier this week, which can be a factor on walleyes. Walleyes can feed heavily on these flies causing them to be less receptive to bait/lures. Shallow areas still remain to be the best place to find walleyes. Pitching plastic or crankbaits have been the most successful way of catching fish as of late. Using slip bobbers or lindy rigs with leeches will also produce fish.
Pike Pike Pike Pike Pike! The Pike are on fire in most areas you go. Crankbaits and plastics are successfully catching Pike. The pike and walleyes are mixed in with each other in many areas around the lake. Go hit up your favorite spots on the lake and fish will be caught.
6 mile bay is still producing fish in shallow structure or at the bridge. Pelican lake has been picking up with walleyes coming off the tracks, weed beds, or out of the flooded timber. A few walleyes have been caught in creel, but look for that to pick up with temps increasing. Look to target and shallow road bed you can find. With the sun beating down on these roads throughout the day, water temp rises and fish show up.
Be Safe! Have Fun!