The last week or so fish have been slowly moving away from shoreline structures and out to adjacent breaklines and mid-lake flats. Mid-Lake reefs have started to produce as well, and as the water warms up a bit more that will only get better. Tactics for these fish mainly consisted of some of the basics for walleye fishing. Rigging with crawlers or leeches have been producing best, trolled slowly back into the wind at .4-.8 mph depending on the day. We would be remised if we didn't mention what has been helping us save valuable time on the water this spring and mention Wing-It sinkers and fishing products. The concept here is simple, spend less time rigging and more time fishing.
Playing the wind is key, but now that fish are moving off shore the direction is not as big of a deal. The reality is, you can go catch a fish on just about any kind of combination of tactics you put in the water right now. Tinker around with speeds and see which one the fish prefer.
Areas we have been fishing include Traders Bay, Grand View Flats, Walker Narrows and are just now seeing some fish in Walker Bay on a more consistent basis. A few trophy size fish have been taken in the past week, now is one of the best times to get out on the lake and have some fun. If you haven't yet, check out some of the fishing specials at Chase on the Lake. There are some great deals for this summer. There is still plenty of time to plan your vacation and get out on the water with one of our guides.
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