|Bill with a nice walleye caught on a white Thunderstick.|
|South Shore 10.25 inch Bluegill caught on a black and silver TD5 Taildancer|
|14.75 inch North Shore walleye.|
|Nice walleye 9 FOW|
Overall, we landed three keepers, seven undersized, lost six, hooked a 10.25 blue gill, and broke two lines along with having a great afternoon fishing in the cold with Bill. If you’re heading to Houghton this weekend the mayflies hatch is on so be prepared to work a bit. The water temp was 69 F on the South shore and 72 F on the north shore. Our best colors were white and black / silver. The fish we targeted were about 1.5 foot off the bottom and were holding in 7 to 9 FOW. I’ll post some GPS point tomorrow.
Follow-up from Bill:
Hello Dennis, Thanks again for the truly great fishing trip on
. I have waited for a couple of days to try to understand various elements of the trip. I have a few more questions about what I perceived we were doing to catch Walleyes. Can you tell me if we varied speed of the boat and approx. what the range was (1.5 to2.2 mph) ? Also you wanted to try slip bobber fishing with leaches as a second method. This might be fine, but could you also have slow trolled with crawler harnesses after fast trolling with stick baits? Example: fast troll- then slow troll- then drift with crawler harnesses? Or would this be too difficult to do in such weeded conditions and wind conditions? I hope all these questions doesn't bother you, but I am trying to learn more about walleye fishing. I am serious about fishing with you again and my wife said she would just love to go. Do you fish Houghton Lake in Onaway, Mi.? The crew was talking about trying there again, (before you talked with them and actually caught Walleye). live) Thank You for everything and take your time answering!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have a great Fishing year..... Black Lake Bill Caldwell---