The white bass run is on! Days have been hit or miss with the weather, but some of the best fishing for white bass has been on the days with snow on the ground. Expect it to improve as we see some more rain in the next week, but the time is now if you want to get in on the fish!
Hot Baits: Gulp Minnows on 1/16 or ⅛ Jigheads; Rooster Tails
Walleye/Saugeye- Walleye fishing has been slow. Look for it to improve as the walleye come off the bottom of the lake to begin feeding. If you enjoy catching Saugeye, Atwood has been on fire with anglers using Jigs/Minnows and Erie Dearies with Nightcrawlers.
Crappie -Crappie fishing has been slow as the fish remain in 15-20 feet of water and are really sluggish to bite. Reaction strikes are the only bites we are hearing of.
Hot Baits: Jigs/1” Gulp Minnows
Wipers (Hybrid Striped/White Bass)- Wipers have been scattered but caught over the last week. 3.5-5” Soft Plastics on Jigs or swimbait rigs have caught the most fish as well as some caught on nightcrawlers.
Planning for next week:
-White bass in the river (bigger fish after the rain)
-Walleyes moving to more shallow water to feed as temperatures improve
-Crappies moving to beds late next week or early the following if temperatures improve drastically (they are looking for 65 degree water temps-shallow bays)