Sunday, August 24, 2008

Houghton Lake August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th


Houghton Lake Walleye Fishing continues to be excellent. We made it out fishing over the weekend and limited out everyday.

Friday (8-22)
Headed out of the West launch at 12:30pm and fished in 6.5 FOW one mile out. We trolled with the South wind using Blue and White Tail Dancers 50' back and White thunder sticks trolled at 1.98mph. Boated 32 walleyes and kept 15 with the best fish being 22-inches.

Saturday (8-23)
Fished out of the South DNR launch out in 4 to 5 FOW. We got out on the lake at 5:45pm after the storm and had our 4 man limit by 8:30pm. Fished our normal setup.

Sunday (8-24)
Fished out of the South DNR launch and headed out to 7 FOW. We started fishing at 7:45am and had to work to get a three man limit. We boated 30 walleyes and lost 11 at the net.
Local fishermen will tell you to fish in the weeds to find the walleyes. My suggestion is to find the bait fish and follow them. Find the bait, match the bait in color and depth and you will catch walleyes on Houghton. The lake is know for it's large weed beds, but it also has small pockets without weed that make trolling a great method.
I'll report back.