|Fishing · Brad Laabs Fishing Report
- August 26, 2015
The last two weeks have been more like
late September than Mid-August that is on
our calendar. This last week has had a
couple major cold fronts with major wind.
Fishing has been challenging this last week
with the weather conditions, and the bite
has been inconsistent for all species. Water
temps have dropped from 80 degrees two weeks
ago to the mid to high 60 degree range now.
It looks like the weather is
stabilizing and going to be more consistent
with the calendar. The bite should improve
for all species in the coming week. Look for
walleyes to still be relating to the deep
edges of extending points, major flats, and
mid-lake humps. The 20-28ft water with rigs
and minnow/crawlers/leeches (if you can get
them) or jigs & minnows, or jigging raps are
The spinner bite should
come back on as we come out of the cold
front. The minnow bite will become a bigger
player in the bite in the coming weeks.
Crappies and sunfish continue to bite on
weed edges and in pockets in the weeds.
Small jigs tipped with pieces of crawler or
plastic for the sunfish and small jigs with
minnows or plastics for the crappie.
Smallmouth activity has picked up with
cooling water temps with fish relating to
rock. Largemouth are on weed edges in the
16-20ft water and also in shallow dock or
shoreline cover. Musky anglers are still
chunking baits over weed flats. We are weeks
away from the start of the large sucker