Late Fall on Leelanau

Had a remarkable couple of days up on Lake Leelanau.  Caught numbers of walleyes cranking and jigging.  We have had a blast learning some new ways to fish walleyes.  Wandered onto pods of smallies and some jumbo perch as well.  Caught fish all over the place in lots of different depths.  

Had a chance to fish with Karl and his dad, Leon.  Both of these guys are phenomenal fishermen.  Spanked fish both days - probably ended up with over 60 eyes for the two days we were out.  Water temps were 51-52 degrees.  

Best Fall Ever on Lake Leelanau?!

Fished over the last week on Lake Leelanau with a combination of guide trips and family and friends fishing outings and enjoyed a tremendous bite for both walleye and perch.  Water temps finally dipped in the the upper 50 degree range, and the fish put on the feed bag.  

Fished all over Lake Leelanau and found fish everywhere.  The walleye were awesome, but the perch might even be the bigger story.  We found lots of quality perch in the 10-12+" range and caught them on plastics, crankbaits, jigging raps, and live bait.  

Color was huge with the crankbaits.  We found specific colors ruled.  We also found cadence to be significant (and it shifted daily).  Super impressed with this fishery - probably one of the best in all of Michigan if not the upper midwest!

Pre Opener 2016

Fished Houghton Lake on Friday, April 29th.  What an incredible fishery!  We started around midday with water temps in the 47-48 degree range.  Fished a bunch of newer areas and did awesome.  Ended up with roughly 75 bass (smallmouth and largemouth) - biggest largemouth was around 4 lbs.  We caught and release 10 northerns.  Also caught and released 9 walleyes - all would have been legal - biggest at a little over 19".  Kept 22 crappies.  All fish were caught on Charlie Brewer sliders - 3" slider grub - just an unbelievable plastic.  Best colors are still pumpkin black flake and watermelon red/copper/black flake.  All plastics were fished on a 1/8oz jig head.  Love the Walleye jig that Old Fart Lures makes - large hook increases hook ups.

Walleye bite was very strong today.  Really snapping at the jigs.  The nine we caught came easy.