Walleye- Walleye fishing has slowed a bit as the walleye begin to move to deeper water, but we heard of quite a few fish caught that were 13-16.” This would bode well for future fishing as these fish should be keeper fish by the Fall/Winter. We did see a few fish over 25” this week caught between the railroad bridge and the 224 causeway. Most of the fish caught this week were on deeper trolling baits (Flicker Minnow 5/7/9) or shallow diving crankbaits (Big O’s) on leadcore. Target the drop offs and humps as you look to target fish that are moving to deeper water.
Crappie- Crappie fishing has still been good for anglers from boats on Berlin, particularly later in the evenings at the railroad trestle on Jigging Raps fished in deeper water. Look for fish to be suspending there about 10-15’. The 224 bridge has also been good for fishermen in kayaks, boats, and from shore on Jigging Raps (by boat or kayak) and small jigs tipped with maggots (from shore).
Wipers- We have seen an influx of wipers this week caught near the 224 bridge and in deeper water towards the dam on Berlin caught on chicken liver, or as bycatch for those anglers targeting walleye while trolling. We’ve also seen quite a few caught late at night in Walborn by anglers targeting catfish.
Catfish- Catfishing continues to be excellent in Berlin while Walborn has been good also. Nightcrawlers on Hawg Harnesses have pulled quite a few catfish while anglers are targeting walleye, and bigger catfish have been caught from shore on nightcrawlers on the bottom in both Walborn and Berlin. As the water warms up, catfish tend to be even more active for anglers targeting all species so expect to wade through catfish as you target walleye, wipers or crappie.