Friday, August 24, 2012

Houghton Lake Fishing Report 8/24/12

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