The water is still a bit warm for Fall Walleye fishing. Temperatures have been fluctuating between 52 and 56 Degrees on the surface. Typically the Walleyes go deeper and start their fall feeding frenzy in the higher 40s. Some folks are having some luck along stumpier areas around the river channel, but we are still waiting on water temperatures to really drop before the Walleyes really start to turn on for their fall feeding.
Musky action has been solid but could be better. With water temperatures still unusually high for this time of year that is holding the Musky action back slightly but some nice fish are still being caught primarily on suckers and jerkbaits. The stumps around the river channel in Moore's Bay has been a pretty productive spot as well as deeper bars with nice deep drop offs like Sherman's Bar, Shear Pin Point, the deep bar off of Chipmunk Island, and Rudy's Island.
Crappie fishing has not picked up much lately. Although one fisherman reported having an abundance of success in Southeast Moore's Bay using a slip bobber with a 1/32 oz jig and a 1 inch Gulp! Minnow. He said they were suspended in about 10 feet. The bit there has been good in the morning and evening but turns off in the afternoon.
Not much bass action has been reported on the Flowage, but the Smallmouth Bass on Round Lake have really turned on in the cribs. Get yourself a 4-5 inch sucker and send it down into the cribs on a Lindy Rig and have a ball. A lot of larger and fatter smallmouths are being produced out there.
This week the temperatures will range from the mid 40s to the low 50s. Definitely sweatshirt and light jacket weather. Expect some scattered showers possibly on Wednesday and overcast the rest of the week.
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Fall Color Report: A lot of the leaves are falling off the trees now. We have a few colors still up but I do not expect them to last much longer. Possibly another couple of days. Also, as we approach the end of the season, the demand for Musky Suckers is going up but usually the supply drops off. So if you know you are coming up in the early part of November and you would like to fish with some Musky Suckers, please call ASAP as the wholesalers will be dumping the suckers back into the ponds soon in the next few weeks.