: Fished Houghton Lake on Friday (7-23) and had the pleasure of taking my nephew Nick out for the first time this year. We headed out of the South DNR boat launch about one mile and setup in 12 FOW trolling the weed edge East and West. We setup with TD7 taildancers and Berkley minnows all down in the 7 foot range. The fishing action was ok and overall we caught 2 keeper walleyes and put back six undersized fish. Closer to dark we moved to sallower water and trolled with trout colored taildancers and trout colored Berkley minnows. The best action was after dark and we caught eight walleyes six of which were keepers.Houghton Lake
Monday, July 26, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
We made it out fishing on Wednesday (7-14). Fishing action was slow at best most of the afternoon. We fished the West shore in 9 to 11 FOW and marked lots of fish trolling North to South, but the bite didn’t happen until 9:00pm. Overall we caught and released 5 keeper walleyes. Best action was on black / gold Berkley Minnows trolled down 6 foot.
We fished Pratt Lake Monday (7-19) from 6pm -10pm. At the start of the trip we fished deep 15 – 21 FOW trolling night crawlers at 1.25mph and hooked one 19 inch bass and a small pike. Closer to dark we moved in and fished the center break line / sandbar trolling chartreuse thundersticks at 2mph. We ended up catching one 18 inch walleye and we lost two at the boat. Fishing action on Pratt was good, but boating activity is really high and the 7:30pm no wake law is not followed at all which makes fishing in the dark kind of scary.
Monday, July 12, 2010