Monday, May 24, 2010

Houghton Lake Walleye Report "Fishing in the Rain" Friday May 21st

Walleyes in the Rain
I got the chance to fish Houghton Lake on Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd of May with my Brother Dennis.  We haven't been fishing together very much lately due to my work and activities downstate, but we planned for a couple weeks to fish on the 21st.  Knowing Michigan and how quickly the weather changes, we agreed that we would fish unless the conditions looked unsafe.

When Friday finally arrived, the weather was very still and the clouds were showing rain was not far off, however after checking with NOAA it appeared we would only have showers.  We NEVER fish during any electrical storms.... That is a no brainer.
We left the south boat launch at 8:15 PM to take a shot at the "Nite Bite".  Dennis has been doing very well this year on many spots but he had one in particular in mind for the night to get his brother into some fish.

We had flat water and the Tracker Tundra pulled into the spot in less than 5 minutes.

We dropped the trolling motor and began putting the rods out at about 8:30 pm.  We had a fish on immediately as we didn't even get all the rods set ( Running 6 lines - No Boards or Birds ) and it was a nice 16 inch walleye.  That was a pretty good indication of how the night would proceed.

We got that fish in the live well and two more rods went off... we caught 8 more small fish all about 14 to 14 1/2  inches.

We continued to work the area and began to produce some bigger fish.
We were done fishing and had the boat on the trailer by 10:30 PM.

THE FINAL COUNT was 42 Walleyes in the Net of which we kept a limit of 15 fish and the average fish was 17 inches.  We didn't get any big Hogs, but the ones we got tasted GREAT!  We had a HHS Team Fish Fry Saturday Afternoon at the Ranch.   

Best of Luck!
Douglas Resseguie