Week ending September 13th
Fall is definitely here to stay. At the beginning of the week, daytime temperatures were in the 60's, and overnight temps in the 50's. By mid-week, daytime temperatures dropped to the mid-50's, with overnight temps in the 40's. There is starting to be more and more golden leaves in the landscape.
Muskies are being found in rock piles with deep water access, northern pike are in pockets with lily pads, smallmouth bass are on deeper rock piles (15 - 20 feet) and walleyes are in their typical fall patterns.
The picture at right is Sandy Cross (West Bend, WI) with a 49 inch muskie caught last week. As with many of our muskies this summer, Sandy caught it on a small 3/8 inch spinnerbait.
Some of this week's other nice catches are:
Becky Nicpon (Bolingbrook, IL), a 36 inch northern
Joel Jennings (Bloomington, MN), a 40 inch muskie
Ben Haugle (Houston, TX), a 22 inch walleye
Jon Hiser (Midway, AR), a 15 inch smallmouth
Millie & Howard Segal (Golden Valley, MN), a 32 inch northern and a 16 inch smallmouth bass
Jody Jennings (St. Louis Park, MN), a 20 inch walleye
Chris Haller (Salt Lake City, UT), a 32 inch northern
Dixie Boring (Brainerd, MN), two 35 inch northerns
Don Pannier (Geneva, IL), a 40 inch muskie and a 27 inch walleye
Gene Parker (Naperville, IL), a 16 inch smallmouth bass