White Bass- The white bass have continued to be caught, but fishing was much tougher this week with the lack of rain. Most anglers are getting a few fish or no fish at all as they are coming in waves. With more rain typically comes more fish, so we expect over the next few days to see more fish coming back up the river.
Hot Baits: White and Pink Rooster Tails, Panfish Assassins
Walleye – Walleye have been very slow as they are still laying on the bottom of the lake waiting to move to more shallow water. With the weather we have been having, we still feel its about a week or so away before they are heading into the willows. Target them with Northland Fireball jigs or Nuckleball Jigs, tipped with nightcrawlers or leeches when they move up.
Saugeye- Atwood continues to produce saugeye. Anglers are finding them in front of the cemetary as well as below the spillway being caught on jigs/crawlers, Erie Dearies, or Hawg Harness Mayfly Rigs.
Crappie- Crappie are still very deep due to the low water temperatures. The water temp needs to be about 60 degrees in order for them to move up to more shallow water in the bays and near the banks, so we are still a ways away. Keep an eye on the water temperature to target them.
Catfish- Catfishing has been excellent in Berlin in shallow water from the banks. Find an area where the water is warmer, and catfish have been found there. We have seen multiple stringers caught over the last week and
Hot Baits: Nightcrawlers on Santee Rigs, Cut Shad on Santee Rigs
Wipers- No wipers this week. However, with this rain we are expecting, we expect the fishing to be very good at the spots like the Deer Creek Spillway to be very busy with fishermen as this is the spot that they have been coming to over the last 3 years late in April after some rain.
Target them with 4-5” shad baits, swimbaits, or nightcrawlers.