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SgtBoneCrusher
July 7th, 2006, 04:06 PM
hey guys, can we put out a sticky on lake reports.....just put the day, time, water temp, what you caught, what you caught them on and presentation......pretty simple.

im headed to lake sinclair tomorrow for some evening bass/striper/crappie fishing.....i might drop a jug or two also, depends on the weather.

doctariAFC
July 7th, 2006, 04:33 PM
This year the Eastern Basin of Lake Eire is set up to perhaps deliver one of the very best (by far) angling seasons experienced in many, many moons. The planets must be aligned.

Actually, what happened was a very mild winter and no ice cover, coupled with some consistent, strong westerly winds through Feb and March. This pushed massive schools of bait into the Eastern Basin, and the game fish follow the food.

By far and away, the walleye fishing in Buffalo waters has been nothing short of sensational. We normally do not get the big schools of big fish until end of July, when waters warm in the western basin, forcing bait and big 'eyes to migrate east in search of cooler waters. Well, they're here now, and adding to the excitement is the 2003 year class of walleye, which was one of the most outstanding hatches ever measured. THee fish are now over 18", well above the 15" minimum.

Limits are very common, and often when you get into a school, limits get filled in a matter of a couple hours.

Last time out, four of us combined on a 16 fish limit (4 per day per man) and over half of them exceeded 7lbs. Included was this whopper I got which weighed in at 10# 8oz, measuring 31". The program was trolling in depths of around 65', primarily having success with Dipsey diver and wire rigs, set back 150 feet, size 1 dipsey set on #2, 10 foot mono leaders and orange/ black/ copper worm harnesses. The big big hit a red stickbait trolled on 10-color lead core, set back right to the knot. Planer board rods running #20 and #30 jet divers/ harnesses delivered, but didn;t get down as deep as we we needed to. Got a couple takers off green spoons ran 75 feet behind the cannon ball, with downrigger depth set @ 45.

SgtBoneCrusher
July 7th, 2006, 06:43 PM
great info, how's the smallie fishin up there? i wish we had some good walleye fishing down here......but the largemouth and spot fishing is awesome!

SilentHntr.
July 7th, 2006, 07:33 PM
Lake Fransis Case, South Dakota: Walleye fair to good on spinners with 2 oz bottom bouncers tipped with a crawler, evening and morning bite the best but will get bites all day.

Lake Sharpe, South Dakota: Walleye good to excellent on extended flats, using bottom bouncers and spinners tipped with crawlers. Bite all day long. Smallomouth fair to good on tube jigs and Yozuri shallow divers, normally found in 12-20 ft of water.

Water conditions on both lakes: 73 degrees, clear water with little or no weed growth.

Largemouth fishing in Central Minnesota is good to excellent, the feed bags are on. Water temp 69-72 degrees, most lakes clear with well defined weed lines and lilly pad growth.

doctariAFC
July 10th, 2006, 06:02 PM
great info, how's the smallie fishin up there? i wish we had some good walleye fishing down here......but the largemouth and spot fishing is awesome!
Lake Erie, right now, is arguably the best smallmouth factory in the world. Although the tactics are a bit different, you gotta get 'em out of deep water. Right now, fish are holding in the 30 - 35 foot depths. They'll move out to 40-50 in another month, then head shallow for the fall feed.

SilentHntr.
July 12th, 2006, 02:10 PM
Walleye were in 18-25 ft. of water, spinners and two ounce bottom bouncers, trolling at slow speeds. Bite was best in the morning hours between 6 am to 10 am.

From 10 am till 3 pm smallmouth were fair to good on submerged brush piles around 15-25 ft. No giants, but many in the 14 to 15 inch range which makes for some fun fishing.

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tcooll77
July 12th, 2006, 08:06 PM
:( owasco lake...sucks cuaght some perch and one bass two weeks ago
thisweek hooked a bass and like 50 rock bass

SgtBoneCrusher
July 12th, 2006, 11:11 PM
Lake Erie, right now, is arguably the best smallmouth factory in the world. Although the tactics are a bit different, you gotta get 'em out of deep water. Right now, fish are holding in the 30 - 35 foot depths. They'll move out to 40-50 in another month, then head shallow for the fall feed.


have you found a good gobi bait?

cory691989
July 13th, 2006, 08:29 PM
LAKE MASON GO FOR THE MUSKIE AND BASS. WE HAVE HIT THE BASS MOTHER LOAD . I HAD A 24 INCHER THE FIST CAST LOST HIM AND GOT HIM ON AGIAN WITH THE LIME GREEN WALLEYE ASSASIN ANd THE ZOOM LIZARD PUMKIN AND WATERMELON SEED COLORS WEEDS HOOKES SIMPLE RIG CAN TROLL REEL YOU HAVE TO EXPERIMENT WITH THE BAIT IF YOU SEE THEM TRAILING GIT IT A LITTEL JERK..... WAMMMM THEY HIT LIKE CRAZY...