Fishing report September 10 - 16
A nice 48 inch muskie caught by Dwayne Gunter. Pictured with Duck Bay guide Bill Luney.
Fishing report from the Duck Bay guides: walleyes are in 15-20 feet on sand and mud flats out of the weeds; they're being caught on pink and white lead jigs. Northern pike are in 10-15 feet of water on weed beds; Mepps #5 in white and red are working well. Muskies are on shallow weed beds off rock or sand shorelines. The water temperature is 63 degrees.
Some of this weeks nice catches are:
Jennifer Schmidt (Somonauk, IL), a 45 ½ inch muskie and 37 inch northern pike
Forrest Rackmyer (Somonauk, IL), 46 and 43 inch muskies and 21 inch walleye
Gary Olson (Mitchellville, IA), a 35 ½ inch muskie on his first cast of the day
Jennifer Schmidt (Somonauk, IL), a 17 inch smallmouth and 30 inch northern pike
Larry Olson (St. Cloud, MN), an 18 inch smallmouth and a 34 inch muskie while fishing for smallmouth bass
Steve Strand (Marshalltown, IA), a 47 inch muskie
Donna Sidmore (Aurora, IL), a 17 ½ inch smallmouth bass
Phil Driver (La Quinta, CA), a 38 inch muskie and 34 and 31 inch northern pike
Nori Umemoto (San Jose, CA), a 25 inch walleye
Chris Grimm (Burlington, IA), a 36 inch northern pike
Duck Bay guide Bill Luney, a 20 inch largemouth bass
Jay Sidmore (Aurora, IL), a 21 inch walleye