High water levels are still greatly affecting fishing in most areas. Certain launches are still closed, and banks may be unstable.
Bass fishing has been slow but they can be found in 10 to 20 feet of water in most lakes. TRD ned rigs, wacky rigs and drop shot have all been successful in the last week or two.
Bluegills are moving deeper now that they are done spawning. Gills are in about 10 to 20 feet of water in and around weed beds, and are being caught on Bo’s Bluegill Busters and slider grubs. Crappie are a bit deeper, in about 15 to 20 feet of water. They’re being caught on slider minnows and Powerbait Ripple Shad Minnows.
Fishing on Lake Michigan has been slow the last few weeks as well. Salmon are scattered but anglers have been catching them on meat rigs. Steelhead are being caught on all of the piers, but for the most part they are in deeper water.
Crawler harnesses and slip bobbers with leeches are working well for walleye in 12 to 14 feet of water. Pike are being caught on white and chartreuse spinner baits as well as clown color Husky Jerks.