With the recent warm weather we have been having it has really helped get the walleye fishing going with many fish moving into there summer patterns which usually consists of fish relating to mid basin areas along with off shore structure. we have been finding good success fishing walleyes trolling crawler harnesses behind planer boards in water depths ranging from 20 to 30 feet of water.
This summer trolling pattern will continue to go strong through the month of August or beyond. We also have casting opportunities available all the way through fall lasting into November where trophy walleye opportunities are available on a daily basis. As far as July and August goes this is a great time to take advantage of some great summer walleye fishing with great numbers of eater fish along with a great chance at a trophy walleye.
Over the past week we did several walleye trips early in the week finding pretty good success with limit catches most days along with some larger walleyes that were caught and released. We found our success trolling crawler harnesses in water depth from 25 to 30 feet of water some days finding fish up higher in the water column and other days fish were tighter to the bottom. The key to our success over the days was to keep moving to stay on schools of walleyes that kept moving if we were not getting bit or marking fish on our locators we just moved to look for fish.
Bass fishing the past couple of trips continues to be good with most fish being post spawn and off their beds but some fish still on beds or even still pre spawn. With cooler weather and water temps staying cool or even dropping in some areas fish that did not spawn are still holding on and will probably spawn here in the next week or so.We have been having good success using soft plastics such as tube jigs, grubs, or wacky worms fished slowly on bottom or just off bottom.