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!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Sunday, May 30, 2010

Really slow again today ... fished about 4 hours and got 3 largemouth - two on sinking minnows under docks and 1 @ 17" on a DT-1 on the flat at dark. A lot of torn up weeds blown in. Water was turning green already and very warm in the shallows.

Running total - 205 largemouth.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Saturday, May 29, 2010

Got out at 5:15 am only to find a bunch of boats already on the flats. Caught 3 small males ... had to quit by 8:00 because of pain in my hip. Got the feeling they fed all night with the full moon. They were not aggressive at all this morning. Calm, sunny, and hot today with a high in the upper 80's.

Running total - 202 largemouth

Friday, May 28, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Thursday, May 27, 2010

I thougth the full moon and warm water temps would get the females feeding after the spawn. It didn't. Fished McConnell and the Milfoil flat ... got 14 males on frogs and DT-1's. Fished from 5:30 to 9:30. Pretty disappointing. It's still fun to catch them using both of those methods!

Running total - 199 largemouth.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fished for about 45 minutes tonlght before a storm hit. Caught 3 small males near the Green Lantern dock. Had a number of hits on the Chatterbait on the milfoil flat right before the lightning forced me off the lake.

Running total - 185 largemouth.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Saturday, May 22, 2010

Went out with Andy and Jeff in his boat. Boat traffic was NUTS! Temp was 76 and 10 mph winds out of the south. Found fish in the milfoil again .... very few under the docks. Andy got this 19 1/2 " female on a green sinking minnow in 4' milfoil. I got 6 on Chatterbaits, Andy got 5 , Jeff got 3. Tough conditions ... clear and sunny. Carp tore up the flat while spawning. Went out again in the evening alone. Caught 11 males, 3 about 15".
Running total - 182 largemouth - 2 @ 19"

Friday, May 21, 2010

Lake Waubesa - May 21, 2010

Got out for 3 hours tonight from 7 to 10 pm. Caught 23 smaller males, about half of those after dark on a Chatterbait. Lake was flat calm. Carp all over the shallows.

Running total - 165 largemouth, 1 walleye, 1 muskie

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Got 40 tonight with Troy. Warm temps (upper 70's) and calm. Slight breeze out of the NE. I caught 26, including 4 @ 17". Most in the milfoil. Bass appear to be spawning in holes in the milfoil. Saw several in the shallows as well. Caught everything on frogs again. Lake is starting to slop up. Some of the water is getting green. A lot of scum on the surface already. Cottonwoods are just starting to go to seed.

Running total - 142 largemouth, 1 walleye, 1 muskie.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Got 23 tonight from 5:30 to 8:30. Wind was calm on the weed flat. All came out of the milfoil again, most on the outside edge tonight. TONS of gills and crappie in shallow on the beds. Bass were spread out all over the flat. Probably had 50 bites. Bass included 2 @ 18", a 17", and 3@ 16".

Running total - 117 largemouth, 1 walleye, 1 muskie

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lake Waubesa - May 15 and 16, 2010

Got 20 bass between the two days, most on a jig yesterday and all on weedless Trigger X frogs today ... all in te milfoil. Females are moving into the beds with water temps at about 61. Had two 18" and a 17". The rest were smaller males.

Running totals - 94 largemouth, 1 walleye, and 1 muskie.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Thursday, May 13, 2010

Got 20 largemouth tonight on the weedflats on the north end and west end by McConnell. Most came on either a bluegill colored Hollow Belly Swim Bait or jig and chigger craw. Strong wind out of the SW.

19" Largemouth
Running total - 74 largemouth, 1 walleye, 1 muskie

Monday, May 10, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Sunday, May 9, 2010

Got 17 by myself today. Mostly sunny - high of about 66. Winds fairly calm. Water temp about 60. Found fish on the north and west shores, most were in 1-2 feet of water. North shore had the warmest water and a lot of weed growth already. Cuaght fish on jigs and chigger craws, twitching rapalas, and hollow bellied swimbaits rigged weedless.

Running total for 2010 - 54 largemouth, 1 walleye, 1 muskie

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Lake Waubesa - May 3, 2010

Fished with Andy ... got 10 between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Water still too cold for females ... except the chunky 18" in the photo. Caught a total of 30 between May 1 & 3. All males but this one. Caught most on a jig and chigger craw in very shallow water under docks. Also got a 34" muskie on May 2 at the trestle.