As of this morning, surface temps at Berlin are just below 80 degrees with water levels at normal levels. With the reduced temperatures, fish have responded with fishing being particularly good early this week right as the temperatures dropped.
Anglers fishing for crappie have been wading through the catfish as catfish have been all over most fishing spots with the increased water temps. Crappie fishing has been much better at night near the bridges with the 14 bridge being the most productive into the evening and the 224 bridge being better during that day.
Bass species have been particularly active this past week with lost of largemouth being caught in Walborn, and Smallmouth in Berlin. Nightcrawlers and 3-5″ soft plastics have produced the most fish.
Walleye have been easier to find at night on Berlin, but there have been a few mixed in during the day as well. Target depths of 14-17′ near the 224 bridge and north or follow the river channel to find suspended fish. Some late night vertical jigging has produced some ‘eyes as well right near the 224 bridge.
Keep in mind, if you are going to troll and targeting depths of 14-17′ with mono line, you will want to be running Bandit Walleye Deeps or Perfect 10s as the Flicker Shads and Shad Raps won’t get that deep without help from leadcore line!