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fishing reports 2012

Fishing Reports 2012

April 15 2012

We finally were on the open water and in the boat to start off the open water season for the year 2012. Conditions for this outing were sunny skies, air temps in the 50’s, light to moderate winds and water temps were in the mid 50’s. The weeds in the lake right now are flourishing and very green in many locations and wasn’t that hard to find those green weeds. But finding the fish was another story as there were no fish caught and for that matter, didn’t detect all that many bites as well. I fished a lot of structure and cover along the shoreline searching with a jig/pig to no avail. Ran a lipless crankbait all around the flats where the fish generally congregate in the pre spawn time of year. Thinking that the waters may have been a bit cool for fish activity as watching the other boats fishing out there, they were showing no action as well. One thing I did notice was that the carp were wallowing all around the shorelines in their spring mating ritual and thought that if this was going on the bass would be a little more active. Even though the fish were not cooperating on this outing, it was so nice getting the boat in the water, and wetting a line for the first trip of this season.


March 24 2012

Finally the open water season is underway even though we never had an ice season this past winter. Conditions were cloudy; moderate winds with an air temperature around 48 degrees. We have a lake that we frequent quite often and my son likes to fish with shiners from shore and since he never seen the ice this winter, he has been very anxious to wet a line. Once again this lake didn’t disappoint my boy and we fished in a back cove that had been warmed from the previous week’s temperatures that were in the 80’s. Not knowing the water temperature, this was a good area to look for fish as the cove is shallow and should be a little warmer than the main lake which should draw the fish into it. It didn’t take long and the fish were biting fairly regularly and he had a great time for the couple of hours that we were out there. In the end he ended up with 5 largemouth bass and 5 pickerel with the bass being fairly small but a couple of the pickerel were very nice. He had a great time and is ready to go back and try again and hopefully the next trip we will get out in the boat and search for some early season largemouth bass.