Saturday, April 23, 2016

Black Hawk Lake

Water level is 9 inches over the crest of the spillway. Black Crappie – Good: Use a small jig fished below a bobber near shore. Most action has been in Town Bay and near the inlet bridge. Bluegill – Good: Large numbers of bluegill are being caught on jigs and also a small piece of crawler fished under a bobber. They are biting in all areas of the lake but most are having luck in Town Bay along shore and especially on the stone piers. Lots of 6 inch fish, but some anglers are picking up good numbers of 8 inch fish so some sorting is required. Walleye – Good: Walleye continue to be caught on the east side of the lake. Anglers are having good luck fishing evening and into the dark. Throw mid-sized twister tails, rooster tails and bottom-bounce a crawler near shore. Largemouth Bass – Good: Bass are hitting almost anything thrown at them right now in efforts to beef up before their spawning season. Use crawlers, crankbaits, plastics and topwater lures. Those fishing near the inlet bridge are experiencing the most action. There is a 15-inch minimum length limit for largemouth bass on Black Hawk Lake. Muskellunge – Fair: Anglers are picking up some over 30 inches. Those fishing crankbaits from a boat in 3-5 feet of water have had the most luck. There is a 40 inch minimum length limit on muskellunge.

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