Hi everyone! With the season starting to slow down from a customer standpoint, this will be one of our last reports that we do for you in 2019. We will continue to post as long as we get reliable data from our customers.
Berlin is down about 7.5 feet as of this morning and surface temps are just about 80 degrees.
We are still hearing of many anglers getting limits of crappie from boats targeting areas from the Sunken Island near the 14 bridge all the way to the 224 bridge. The most popular baits have been jigs tipped with maggots and small minnows.
From shore, there has still been plenty of crappie caught, just not in bunches like it had been on our last report. Look for the Rockhill Bridge area to turn on soon as the water is dropping considerably faster than it had been over the last few weeks. Normally as the water goes down to about 10′ from normal, that bridge area tends to hold schools of crappie.
Our walleye reports have slowed this week with us having a significant reduction in customer traffic (this is normal as NCAA/NFL football starts). We have heard of 1s/2s being caught from North of the railroad bridge to just East of the Bonner Rd. ramp. As we get more rain, the walleye will begin to move all over the lake once the lake is not as “stratified.” This means there will be more oxygen distribution throughout the entire lake and this is when we see less fish at depth and more fish all over. Berlin is a great fall walleye lake, and it’s typically at that time that we see it really pick up.
Bass fishing has still been good in both Walborn and Berlin with most of our reports coming on large profile baits (creatures, hawgs, 7-10″ worms) fished near structure or under docks. Evening has been best. We have also heard of smallmouth being caught near the Berlin Spillway by anglers wading with small twister tails and panfish assassins.
Channel cats continue to be caught all over with the water temps still in the high 70s/low 80s. Shrimp has been the best bait, but nightcrawlers and minnows have also been used with some success.