The weather has not been pleasant of late, but, the sunfish, perch, crappies and bass were aggressively hunting the 6 to 8 foot flats in search of anything they could swallow! The pike and walleye bite was a bit slower than normal, but we did not have anyone in camp night fishing and I did not have time to get out and figure out the pattern. (With the slow start to spring I am doing things that are normally done in late April and early May — maybe next week!)
The pan fish and bass were all hitting small jigs tipped with almost any live bait. Wax worms seemed to outperform other methods with pink and white or pink and yellow being the preferred colors. While anchoring up worked, a slight movement inspired aggressive action!
We had our first big pot luck fish fry of the year and it was great! Fried fish, salad, roasted corn and homemade pies! Yummy!
The water temp just hit the sixties on Saturday, June 8 and the crappies should be moving into the pencil grass any day. They may be there now, but with the mixed bag action in the flats no one went to look! The pencil grass still has not broken the surface; it has been a very unusual spring. My son, the fish whisperer is home today and I bet we will be adding an amendment to this report.
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Sherm Anderson, Owner