Fishing Reports
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Hello,

Fishing on the lake was a bit slow this weekend. Catches ranged from 0 to 10 fish in the group of anglers I talk with regularly and the common theme was that if you were lucky enough to land over a few fish first thing in the morning you did ok. If you missed on the early bite you had to sweat it out until around 11 am when a 2nd feeding period seemed to kick in. For us, being in the 65 - 85 ft depths early around the schools of bait and then pounding the 90 - 100 foot depths later in the morning put at least a few fish in the cooler with a decent number of lake trout showing up in the catch in the deeper water. If there was an afternoon bite everyone I spoke with missed it as the best afternoon catch I heard of was 5 fish. We totaled a skinny 3 for 6 on two 6 hr evening trips. Fishing should improve as we move further away from the full moon cycle or at least that's what I'm telling myself. The Hello Darlin and Blue Dolphin Dreamweaver spoons provided the most action for us this weekend fished on a 150' copper line and between 40 - 60 ft down on downriggers. The Trash Can dodger with a yellow or green Spin-n-glo behind it was effective later in the morning fished right on the bottom for lake trout. Others I spoke with had some success with divers fished from 90 - 140 ft back using Orange Crush and NBK patterns on multiple makes of spoons. Fair numbers of steelhead are around and hitting from the surface on down to 40 ft with baits featuring orange being the most productive.

A good number of people are fishing the piers and I have to believe they are having some success as they are sticking around late into the day but we'll have to await Amanda's report to find out if they are catching fish or just watching all the young ladies strolling on the pier.

The only panfish report I was able to get sounded very similar to the lake fishing as it was slow too but at least up until Thursday the walleye were still picking away.

If you get the chance to get out this week take along a relaxed attitude and some sunscreen and enjoy the warm weather before the next cool front arrives later this week.

Good Luck,

Matt Whitney

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