Bait Fishing Report May 23, 2013
There is not a lot to report on this week because of all the wind.
We have had 5 or 6 days of some pretty good winds out of the north.
The forecast is for a more normal wind pattern, and slightly cooler
temps than normal. Those who did brave the weather caught some nice
fish this week. McGee Bay in 15 to 20 feet of water near the floating
bathroom was a good spot. The Sometimes Bay area of McGee was also
producing some fish out in 20 to 24 feet of water. As always for
this time of year, Sandy Point and Leighton Springs would be a good
bet. Inflated Night Crawlers have been the best, followed by some
of the brighter clored power baits.
Perch Fishing Report May 23, 2013
Not much new to report this week, as not many people ventured out in
the high winds. I'm seeing some of the locals catching a few perch
from shore off the tires in Whisky Bay, and from around the docks
near the boat ramp.
Fly Fishing Report May 23, 2013
Sandy Point has been the most consistant area for those brave enough
to go out and fight the wind. 12 to 14 feet of water has been the
most consistant. Copper Tigers and Shaft Emergers have been working
the best. Big Hilton and Leighton Springs in 14 to 15 feet of water
are still producing some fish as well. The wind is supposed to die
off for the weekend, but if it does not, there are a bunch of small
browns hiding back in Crooked Creek that are willing to bite.
Trolling Report May 18, 2013
Each day is a new beginning. Some days the fish are ready to eat and some days it
is tough out there. For me the most consistant spot has been McGee Bay I know it
is a large bay but several areas have been better than others. There are tons of
fish outside “the bush”, which is a spot 2/3 of the way from the bathroom to Sandy
Point and there are fish past the islands on the way to the bathroom. Most productive
depths have been 26-32 feet putting lures down from 16-24 feet. As almost always I have
been using the Tasmanians in the 13 gm size in various frog patterns. No doubt Rapalas
in the 7 and 9 size floaters would work and I would use the Rainbow pattern mostly and
go bright in the middle of the day. Another spot that was working the other day was
on the north east side of the islands in the deep water heading towards Lifeguard point
and when you get bit turn around and go back through. Same depths for the lures 20-24
ft down. Watch out heading for the bathroom areas from the harbor as the islands are
only 6 feet under right now and Pelican point is really shallow right now. DWP is telling
us they will not be lowering the lake level this summer but time will tell. I have heard
of success over in Christmas Bay and over off 6 bays but have not had enough time to
explore over there. Don’t hesitate to call for updates as we are on the water almost daily.
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