Friday, January 16, 2009

Houghton Lake Walleye Report 1-16-09

Fridays Fishing trip to Houghton Lake was cold and windy with temperatures around zero all day. The good news is that the cold weather is building ice, we had 16-inches today.

We started out scouting for walleyes in the east bay about a half mile from Harvey's Marina. The area looks good, but we couldn't find any fish or thick weed cover. After an hour of scouting we packed up and headed west to fish a few of our walleye spots.

We ended up fishing in nine FOW about 1.25 miles directly out of Zephyr Trail. Fishing was on and off all day. Total fishing we picked up three walleyes that were 12 to 14, five pike, and only one keeper walleye at 5:22pm. The best colors today were white and gold tipped with a gray.

Saturday is the start of Tip-Up-Town, so I'll definitely be fishing somewhere on the North side of the lake to avoid all of the sled traffic.