Week ending September 20th
The week begins with typical fall weather. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50's and low 60's and overnight temperatures are in the high 40's and low 50's. If your trip is upcoming, pack to wear layers.
Walleye are being caught in 10 - 30 feet of water near rocky points. Crappies are moving to their fall locations and are being caught in 20 - 35 feet of water. Big pike and muskie have been found off rocky structures. Water temperature is in the low 60's.
Some of this week's nice catches are:
Sue Zuern (Hartland, WI), a 26 inch walleye (pictured at right with husband Joe); as well, a 22 ½ inch walleye
Joanne & Mike Cunningham (Dayton, OH), 97 fish in one day, 100 fish the next day
Nori Umemoto (San Jose, CA), 45 and 39 ½ inch muskies and a 25 inch walleye
Nelson Chester (Geneva, IL), a 31 inch northern
Phillip Driver (Indio, CA), a 26 inch walleye, 17 inch smallmouth and 41 inch northern
Duck Bay guide Chris Manley, a 25 inch walleye
Chad Rushin (Brainerd, MN) and father Fred Rushin (Elk River, MN), three 35 inch northerns
Fred Rushin (Elk River, MN), an 18 ½ inch smallmouth and 33 inch northern