I called the DNR today and asked them when they open the boat launch at tampeir. The man said that it will be open by april 1st. so i plan to be there to go out on the water. Hope to see yu out there.
Sorry to say your wrong but ...your wrong! The DNR doesn't run the CCFP! Its County land not state, and I spoke with the a CCFP Biologist Scott B. (sorry I forget his last name..Oz, can you help me out here?)yesterday at Duke O'Malleys & Catfish Bills "Let's Talk Fishing Show" anyway... He tells me Tampier launch will be open to the public April 15th. right after they have returned the walleye they will be removing between April 1st & that date for the restocking program, they don't want boats out there to possibly get tangled in their nets, or slowing them down or getting in their way at the ramps! 18
Thanks for the info that it opens on april 15. When i called they told me the 1st but they might have been out of date. Do you know of any lakes that do open on the 1st cause i really want to get out with the boat.
LaSalle is opened! The first of the local cooling lakes to open so far, Clinton is open too but is a bit of a drive. If your headed off to fish LaSalle be forewarned that it's closed Monday thru Wednesdays until April.
If walleye are on your target list, this is the time. You'll do best by leaving the boat at home though. About the time your getting the boat off the water is when you should be wetting your line. Late afternoons when the sun has been warming the shallows is the time to visit Tampier. Work the North shoreline just before and right up till dusk. Keep the presentation close to shore. Use live bait. Jigging is great but time can be wasted with hang ups and breaking off. Walking the shoreline with a large fathead under a float keeps your presentation in the strike zone for longer periods.