With the water temps still struggling to hit a consistent 60 degrees the fishing has been a little slow for a typical early June. The majority of walleyes I am catching are still over mostly soft bottom on windswept shorelines and points. There is a limited amount of fish activity on some of the main lake bars and humps weather they be sand or rocks. We are starting to see a few more 14 to 17 inch walleyes each day and still plenty of fish in the slot. The jumbo perch have also been well represented in the catch with some real post spawn monsters being caught most days.
On a high note I have found more baitfish in the shallows in the past week and many hungry walleyes right behind them. Some walleyes are also starting to show up near the edges of the weeds. I am optimistic that another hot bite is soon to come with some warmer weather in the forecast.
Lindy rigs with a 5 or 6 foot leader have been best for me tipped with a minnow. I have also had more success each day with crankbaits in 18 to 24 feet. Jigs are still producing fish for me but rarely out producing the Lindy rigs.
Some big fish have been reported in the last several days and I think many more will be caught in the next couple weeks as the water temps finally start to increase. Remember to practice Catch Photo Release (CPR) so someone else has a chance to catch a fish of a lifetime!
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People who fish for food, and sport be damned, are called pot-fishermen. The more expert ones are called crack pot-fishermen. All other fishermen are called crackpot fishermen. This is confusing. ~ Ed Zern, 1947