|First Walleye 7.5 FOW South Shore|
|Undersized Walleye 9 FOW North of the Heights Marina|
Fished by myself after work from 7pm - 9:30pm and hooked six walleyes and four keepers. My original plan was to fish the West shore, but the NE wind kept me contained to the South shore all evening. I started fishing directly out of the South DNR launch and hooked my first fish just past the Elks club. I spent an hour and a half fishing the South shore, hooked two walleyes, three pike, and one bass. My next stop was the weed edge East of Lyman's where I started my troll North. On my first pass I fished in close and didn't hook anything. On the return back I started in 10 FOW and worked into 7.5 FOW hooking four walleyes along the way. I wanted to fish later, but I had an early meeting I needed to prepare for, so I don't have any report on the late bite. The water temp was 57 F when I arrived which is where it was last Tuesday.
So far this year I've caught 90% of my fish in three locations which is odd for HL. On the South shore I have an area about 60 yards long and 30 yards wide that I've hooked over twenty walleyes. Spot two is a bit smaller and is just West of the Elks in 7 FOW. Spot three is the area in front of the Heights Marina from 4 to 8 FOW which has produced twelve walleyes. Overall most fish are 13 to 17 inches with the majority being undersized. I'm looking forward to some better weather and calmer winds so I can get out to fish the East Bay and North Shore where I'm hoping the bigger fish are hanging out.
Fishing Report From Matt 5/20:
Well so far for today we started out trolling the south and west sides with limited success. Only boated 1 or 2 walleye trolling. After a lil thought we decided to still fish leaches under slip bobbers around weed beds we marked trolling. We ended up boating 20 walleye. 19 of which were 14 3/4" and 15 hammer handle pike. Overall, its been a blast so far. Thanks again man, were are still deciding if we wanna troll tonight, since I also boated one heck of a sun burn this afternoon. Lol. Thanks again man.
|Keeper Walleye 9 FOW in Front of the |
Heights Marina. Rapala Shad Rap 40 Foot back.