The fishing this week which started out a little slow has definatelly picked up. I want to start off this report with a big congratulations to Chris Stayer from Ohio who caught his first 50″ fish on Tuesday of the week. Chris’ and his dad Jerry have been long time clients who have chased musky in Ohio and Canada. This was a great fish and we got some nice video so be sure to check out the tip this week on modifying planer boards because that is how we caught this fish. Some good video of a great kentucky fish.
As for the fishing we are going through a little cold front right know and it seems to have slowed the bite some but we are still getting fish. The one thing with a cold front especially in the spring fish seem to bury in what ever type of structure that they can find. The water has not warmed enough to trigger a great shallow water movement like it can in the summer months. So my suggestion is to key in on the thickest weeds or brush you can find and fish it with some type of bait that will make contact with the structure and/or stay in the fishes face for long periods of time. Generally fishing some type of glide bait, deep diving crank bait or twitch bait that suspends works the best. Also remember that smaller bass style baits in the spring can be the key in these types of situations. Another method to try is trolling just off the edge of the normal structure. In many cases deeper fish are not affected by the weather changes as much as the shallower fish. Try running your baits on the bottom more despite the fact you are in 6 to 8ft of water the fish might not want to come up for a meal. Anyway just some thoughts to try.
I also want to say that I look forward to seeing you all at the Minnesota Musky Show this weekend. I will be giving a seminar on Summer Fishing, selling dvd’s and some apparel. Please come by the booth and lets talk about setting up a summer trip remember I do have a multi day special of $350 per day for two people all summer long.
Finally I do have a stock of GT bullets in now if you are interested they have preformed pretty well this spring with fish up to 44″ being caught on them all ready and I have heard of fisherman in several states putting them to use.
That’s it guys thanks for listening and remember to check out the you tube video of Chris’ fish it is pretty cool.