Thursday, July 14, 2016
Walleye fishing has been a grind, at times, and anglers should be prepared to try a variety of techniques and locations, reports Jason Freed of Leisure Outdoor Adventures. On the main lake, fishing overall has been slow, Freed said. With water temps in the low 70s, trolling should steadily get better on the reefs and steep breaklines either long lining crankbaits or using leadcore line at speeds of 1.8 mph to 2.3 mph. Walker Bay has had a decent bite in 15 to 25 feet of water along the shoreline breaks and on some of the hump, where live bait rigs with leeches or crawlers have been best. Some of the cabbage weeds in Steamboat, Agency and Kabekona bays also have produced a few walleyes for anglers using slip bobbers during early and late feeding periods. There have been mixed reports around Goose Island, Freed says, with points such as Pine, Duck and Otter Tail producing fish if the wind has been blowing into them. Muskie fishing is starting to improve, and anglers are either catching or seeing fish.