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, June 20, 2010

June 20, 2010

I've got to stop fishing this lake on weekends. Way too many people to deal with. Went out with Andy tonight and ended up with 3, including the 20" in the pic. Saw it swirl after a baitfish, threw a creature at it and it hit right away. Thought it was actually bigger when its head first came out of the water.

Running total - 300 largemouth

Lake Waubesa - June 19, 2010

Got out from 7:00 to 9:30 tonight - fished the west shore. Saw schools of shad (?) surfacing on the inside edge of the weeds all night. Caught 3 largies and 2 snakes on DT-1's All small. Missed a few others but still slow! Water seemed cool, high, and clear.

Running total - 297 largemouth

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Skunked again! I had one small fish hit about 10' away, and that was it. Fished 2 1/2 hours from 7 to 9:30 pm. Conditions looked good - lake flattened out about 8:00 and yet nothing interested in DT-1's on the surface. Bluegill fisherman were getting skunked too. Water is very high after all the rain we've had.

Had a run-in with the guy that manages the apt. building next to the Beach House. Said I wasn't supposed to be fishing under private docks. Let's just say ... it stop me from doing it!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Monday, June 14, 2010

Not a good night. Andy got 7, I got the skunk! AND ... I had a snakey pike sink a pair of hooks into two of my fingers. Not good! Conditions looked perfect ... just didn't produce. Need some heat to color up the water a little.

Running total - 294 largemouth

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Sunday, June 13, 2010

Looked like it was going to be a good day .... drizzle, overcast, faily calm. Got this 20" in the first 1/2 hours. Fished 5 more hours and only ended up with 5. Got them all to the east of the Beach House on DT-1's.

Running total - 287 largemouth

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fished a few hours after Erin's graduation party. Only got 8, but Andy got a beautiful 20". Looked like it just ate a bluegill. Had a number of larger fish hit and miss, including 3 by the Beach House. Everything on DT-1's on the calm shoreline between 6:30 and 8:30 pm. Cloudy, warm but cooling off as the night went on.

Running total - 282 largemouth

Friday, June 11, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Thursday, June 10, 2010

Slow night tonight .... Cool NE wind. Fished the flat in front of the dock, got 5 largies and 2 decent pike onthe brown and yellow DT-1. One largie at 16" and 3 at 17". Nice average size, just not much action. Cold front came through before the heat expected this weekend.

Running total - 274 largemouth

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Got out for a few hours before dark. Caught 9 on the W shore, biggest @ 17". Started out good but died at 8:30 when a massive mayfly hatch began. Strong W winds were swirling. Everything on DT-1's.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Saturday, June 5, 2010

Got up early today - fished 5:15 to 11:00 am and got 23 largemouth and 3 northerns. One largie on a Trigger X frog, the rest on DT=1 in Bluegill colors. Had probably 8 legals with 4 @ 18". Then went back with Andy in the evening and got 8 more inluding an 18 1/2+ and 19" in the rain.

Running total - 260 Largemouth

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Thursday, June 3, 2010

FINALLY - a nice female. Caught this 21" on the flat tonight on a DT-1 at about 8:50 pm. Water was very calm and higher after the rain. Ended up with 5, included one on a senko in the docks. Fished fro 7 to 9.

Running total - 229 largemouth

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Wednesday, JUne 2, 2010

Got out from 7:30 to 9:30 pm ... got 10 largemouth, all cookie cutters at 13-14". One on a white jerk shad, 9 on a DT-1. Most came after 9:00 pm.

Storm came through at 5:30 - heavy rain and some lightning. Wind switched from NW to E after the storm and temps dropped about 10 degrees.

Running total - 224 largemouth.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lake Waubesa - Memorial Day 2010

Grrrrrrrrr ... Lost an absolute MONSTER tonight. Could have been 24". Hit on a DT-1 just as it hit the water. Got 10 cranks in before it jumped and tossed the bait.

Spent the evening on the west shore. Still fairly slow. Lake is all chewed up from the boats. I was told they mowed that shoreline 5 days ago. Ended up with 9 ... all on DT's. Had a few ticks on worms under docks, but that was it.

Running total - 214 largemouth