Fishing Report

Monday Weekly Fishing Report: May 16th, 2022

It Felt Sooooooo Good To Be Back In The Saddle!



We always expect to have a little break at two separate times of the year:

  • Late November
  • Early to Late April

This spring, that 1-2 week break stretched into 3. If you know me at all, I don’t do well with idle time, I want to go-go-go.  That is why today, it felt so good to have a break in the wind and the weather and to be able to get back out there.

We knew it would be tough but I had to go, had to get out and get back at it.  We found just about what we expected initially.  After 3 consecutive days of winds in the 25-50 mph range, the water was pretty much pure mud.  The temperature however, was a pleasant surprise.  We found 54-55 degrees at 10 a.m. with it topping our at 60-61 at 4 when we left the water. 

With such dirty water, we knew it was going to be a grind, and it was.  The White Bass were active but even they couldn’t see very well.  We still managed 2 quality Walleyes (that were spawned out btw). Two pike and 13 White Bass were also boated and overall I was very pleased with the day. 

Lure Of Choice!


We tried a gambit of lures but the one that boated almost all of our fish was this one, kind of a Devils Lake Spring/Early Summer go-to.  

Keeping the boat in 6-8 feet of water and pitching to 3-4 was the zone for the day but I imagine that will adjust some as the mud settles and the water clears a little.

Weather permitting, we will be hitting the water on as many days as we possibly can from now until pretty much the 1st of September.

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