|13.5 inch HL Crappy Caught Trolling on |
the North Shore
After a very busy month at work Mark and I finally made it back to Houghton Lake fishing. We headed out of the North DNR launch at 8:45am and targeted fish in 8 to 12 FOW. The first half of the morning we trolled around our fishing areas without much luck. Trolling produced a few pike and two nice crappy down around 8 foot in 10 FOW. At noon we took a trip across the lake to the South shore to get out of the wind and do some casting. The South shore report was slow and by 2pm we called it a day. Overall we hooked some nice pan fish while walleye fishing. No walleye on this trip, but a great morning on the lake. The best action this year has been close to weed cover in 8 to 12 FOW.
Budd Lake Report:
|Winning Bass Team (Haskell, Wade, Matt), |
Largest Bass 19 inches Matt Mondue
Saturday morning we fished in the Second Annual Summer Classic Bass Tournament on Budd Lake. We had a great time and hooked a lot of bass our best was 17 3/4 hooked on the East shore with a drop shot rig. The best bass of the tournament was a 19 inch bass hooked on a drop shot rig by Matt Mondu. Only two pike were hooked during the morning event, the winning Pike was 34 inches hooked on the South shore.
|Releasing the Winning Pike 34 inches|