Snow, wind and cold continue to push lake temps down in the Lakeland area. Many lakes showing temps of 44-49 degrees as of Sunday (10/14)
This early cooling off has slowed the bite down on many species and brought the “Hot” bites, while still good, to a slower presentation.
Musky: Good-Very Good – Best reports on suckers since mid-week. Bladed quick set rigs get the nod with several reports of multi-fish days coming in. Gliders, jerks and jointed twitch baits also producing.
Northern Pike: Good – 6” twitch baits, small jerks or live suckers or chubs under floats.
Crappies: Fair – Bite better mid-week, slowed by weekend. Medium fatheads under slip-floats. Deep mud flats or drowned wood.
Walleye: Fair – Boat control tough in wind. Best deep gravel/mud transitions using jigging Raps, large fats or chubs on Lindy rigs.
Bass, Bluegill, Perch: No Reports
With water temps so cold, consider most all lakes turned over. Slow presentations best. Looks like warmer temps (50’s) this coming weekend, should make for more pleasant conditions.