Monday, May 21, 2007

Walleye Fishing Improving

We got out and fished on Houghton Lake Friday (5/18) & Sunday (5/20) and did very well. We caught a total of sixteen keeper walleyes on our two evenings of fishing and had six that were undersized. Most of the fish were 16" - 18" with the two largest fish being 22".Friday evening we had a gusty west wind and 62F water temps. We started fishing in 7FOW off of the light house point trolling East to West 1.75mph. We didn't have our third pole set when we picked up our first walleye on a red and white 3" bomber set back 65 foot. The walleye bite started at 7:00pm and stayed good as long as we worked the east side of the point inside 7FOW. I'm thinking the walleyes were on the point letting the wind blow the bait fish in for an easy afternoon dinner. We were also fishing after a cold front and we found our smaller baits to be the most active. We caught walleyes on small trout colored tail dancers, wonder bread color 3" bombers and red and white 3" bombers. I experimented with other baits but could only produced small pike and rock bass.Sunday started out warm with no wind, but by 7:00pm we had a strong east wind that was giving us a fun ride. We worked 11FOW out in front of the Comfort Inn and did not pickup one fish. We moved back in to our GPS marks from Friday and started picking up walleyes again on 3" red and white bombers. We fished the point for two hours before giving up at dark when the wave action had beat us down. The next fishing report will not be until June 1st because our fishing team will be up in Curtis this week to fish the big man, South man, Autrain, and Forest Lake. This is our annual start to the UP. I'll report back with the fishing action and GPS points on the lakes that produce.

Have fun fishing...