Saturday, February 23, 2013

Houghton Lake 2/22/13

Mark with his first tip up walleye of 2013
Friday afternoon Mark, Matt, and I  fished the West side of Houghton Lake.  We headed out of the West boat launch about 2 miles and started looking for fish in 11 FOW.  After an hour of drilling we found a good weed area and setup.  Fishing action was good from 3:30pm to 7pm.  We caught two walleyes and lots of small pike on tip up rigs set 18 inches of bottom.  Jigging was also working well and we hooked two walleye and lost a few on buck shot spoons with whole minnows.  Overall we caught two keeper walleyes, two throw backs, five perch and a lot of small pike.

Good luck...

Small walleye buck shot spoon / minnow.  11 FOW

Perch on Tip up 11 FOW

Budd Lake Fishing Report 2/24/13:

Four of us fished the Frost Bite Open fishing tournament on Sunday from 8am-2pm.  The weather was great, but the fishing action was super slow.  Thirty plus teams entered and the winning fish was a 5.08 lb pike caught by Mike Meir.

Mark and Chachi Budd Lake