Summer may never arrive with the way things are going. We still have rain every other day and it has been a long wait for summer to arrive. We did have a couple of days in the mid 70s but that does not seem to last very long. Now we have the lake flies starting to hatch and of course the wind was out of the east blowing hundreds of thousands of the pesky little buggers over on the west side of the lake. I do not know how many of them that I have eaten while trying to get the grass mowed on Wednesday this week.
It does not seem to have affected the bite so far. The water temps are trying to get into the upper 50s this week with some warmer temps during the day, but the rain is still keeping the waters cooler than they should be at this time of the year. The walleyes are starting to move out to the gravel bars and the humps out in front this week. The mud flats are still kicking out some fish during the day, but the night bite has been pretty good. Leeches and crawlers are finally starting to out fish the minnow bite that has been going for the past 4 weeks with the colder water temps. Fish are starting to head out to the deeper water during the day from 24 to 30 ft with the water being so clear.
I am going to start to pull spinners this weekend and see if the walleyes are wanting to chase them down yet or not. It is always nice to get them on spinners and a crawler and maybe I can find out where the slot fish are at. You can cover an area pretty fast while still having a line in the water and if there are fish out there and you can get them to go on a spinner it is a gas to have them crush the rod at 1.5 mph. I will keep you updated on what I find.
Jordan and I will be fishing the Hunters Point Invitational next week on Friday and Saturday no matter how many teams there are. We won it back in 2011 and I was not able to defend the title last year as I was in a cast all summer long and was not able to fish it. †I can just taste another win on the horizon. We will be pre fishing on Wednesday and Thursday next week.
That is it from here for now
†We will see ya
When we see ya