(formly Skube’s Bait and Tackle)
Walleye – Walleye fishing remains good for anglers fishing in 6-15 feet of water. Spinner rigs in gold, red, white or perch colors have been the top choice. Jigs in those same colors, tipped with half a crawler have also been working great for many anglers. With water temps still in the high 60’s to low 70’s the fall minnow bite has yet to start up. Water temps below 60 triggers that bite.
Bass – Smallmouth Bass fishing remains strong. Tube baits in the 4” size, large swim baits and even pike suckers are starting to take the majority of bigger fish being reported. Spinnerbaits and topwater also remains affective for smallmouth. Largemouth bass fishing has also been excellent. Anglers should still be looking for them in weeds, in 10 feet of water or less. 7” power worms, spinnerbaits, topwater frogs and small crankbaits should be your go to baits for fishing them in the weeds.
Pike – Pike fishing is starting to show signs of picking up as the water temps cool back down and the bigger pike relate to the weed lines more. Anglers have been doing good fishing large suckers under a bobber just outside of the weed lines. Large spinnerbaits, flashy spoons and large soft plastic swim baits have been turning more of the bigger fish as of late.
Stream Trout – Stream trout fishing has been good with many angler catching bigger then average trout. Trolling small crank baits or spinner rigs with a night crawler has been the best technique. Night crawlers fished under a bobber or floated off the bottom has also been taking its fair share of trout.
Panfish – Sunfish fishing has slowed a little with the last fronts moving through, but anglers are still reporting good catches fishing with a piece of a night crawlers under a bobber in weedbeds and around down tree. Crappie bite has been tough for many anglers. Crappie seem to remain scattered with one caught here and there. Crappies being caught are being caught in thick cabbage beds with a crappie minnow fished under a bobber near a thick stand of cabbage.