I don't claim to be an expert fisherman ... just a guy who loves to fish and has been blessed for his efforts. I learned a long time ago that in fishing, and in much of life, you get out of it what you put into it. I work hard when fishing, I study a lot, and always try to learn something on every outing. I hope you can use the information I post on this blog to learn something as well. Thanks for following along!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lake Waubesa - May 25, 2009 - Memorial Day

Fished from 6:30 to 10:30 AM and again from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. Waded shoreline. Caught 54 largemouth, 3 northerns, and 3 muskies ... the largest largemouth was a pair of 18" and one muskie was 36". All caught on Rapala DT-1 in blue/white/orange. Lost 3 very large bass. Temp was cool in morning - high of 70 - partly to mastly cloudy with light drizzle at about 8:00 pm. Winds out of east at 10-20 mph. Water temp in high 60's. Bluegills just starting to bed. Mayfly hatch began at 8:20 p.m. - bass became inactive immediately.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lake Waubesa - May 24, 2009

Caught 5 largemouth in about 1 1/2 hours, including this 22". Caught her in a Rapala DT - 1 in about 2' of water. Water temp in high 60's, wind at 5 mph out of the east. CPR'd.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lake Waubesa - May 11, 2009

Slow night on Waubesa. Fished from 6:45 to 9:30 with Troy. Only got one bite, but he made the most of it with this 45" muskie from shore! Caught it on a 3" chartruese Gulp minnow. Calm winds, air temp about 55. Water was very clear. Got squeezed by a number of other fisherman.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Lake Waubesa - May 9, 2009

Got this 29", 9 lb. walleye this morning at about 8:00. Caught on a 3" chartuese Gulp minnow and a Gamakatsu Darter Head 126 jig in the current under the trestle. Windy and cold - 48 degrees. Caught 2 small largemouth as well.

Lake Waubesa - May 8, 2009

Took a "walk" with Tracy tonight down to the trestle. Caught 2 largemouth and 2 walleyes in 40 minutes. She got the first walleye of the night! Calm wind, light drizzle, temps dropping to about 55.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Lake Waubesa - May 7, 2009

Fished Waubesa from 5:00 pm to 9:30 p.m. Started out in 15 MPH SW winds and light drizzle. Caught a walleye in the first 10 minutes. Clouds moved out and became sunny and calm. Next walleye was caught at 8:10 p.m. Got 5 walleyes on the next 7 cast. All on Gulp! minnows - 3" chartuese. Also caught a 19" largemouth, 2 smaller largemouth, a foul hooked carp, and had a muskie bite me off.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Lake Waubesa - May 5, 2009

Fished Waubesa from shore tonight after work (7 to 9:30 pm). Caught 10 walleyes and 2 largemouth. Seven walleyes were over 15", all were males. Water temp reported at 56.7 degrees. Wind from the south at 10 mph. 3/4 moon. Most fish taken on 4" Gulp minnow (pearl), 2 walleyes on blue / silver Rattlin' Rap. All fish were caught on the current break near the tressle.