Fishing was not quite as good as i had hoped because of a low pressure system and rain on the second day. The wind also shifted out of the north and those fish in the clear water were really hard to come by. Day 1 was excellent. With 2 guys in the boat we caught 53 smallies ranging from 13'-a 21' monster full of eggs. She was just over the 5 pound mark on the digital scale. Blue tube jigs and red grubs worked the best in 5-10 fow. We saw some fish on the beds but my dad and i dont believe in targeting them especially in this area of wisconsin with the huge goby population. The same can't be said for many other guys who we saw out there
Day two was great for a few hours before the rain hit around 9am. From 5-9am we got 19 fish all over the 17' mark!!!! It was pretty weird. After that, bass fishing was dead. Rain around noon on the last day and bright skies didnt help the spooky fish. We decided to switch up and troll for northern because we have done well in the past there. We used smithwick rogues and got some nice fish around 30'. On one of our last passes as the sun went down we hooked up with a MONSTER. This fish was easily over 40' and im just going to leave the speculation there because i might start crying
We got it up to the boat and we couldnt get it in the net. The fish made another hard dive while burning the drag down to the bottom as i tried to grab it. Of course he got off. This fish didnt just throw the hook, he completely bent it out on a 90 degree angle! Oh well, fishing is still good shallow in the area with temps around 67. Good luck to all and if you decide to troll for pike, change the hooks for the fish you might get.