Fished from about 8pm to 4am, lates start because the trailer wiring was messed up. No real bites until after the moon came up about 12am, then the bite was on BIG time!
All in all between the 3 of us: 2 walleyes, 1 being 18" other being 23", 8 LMBS, smallest being 15" biggest pulling 22", and one SMB at 15" and one rock bass. Of course we caught a few northerns, 5 in all, none under 30".
The eyes and smb and a few lmbs and a few northerns were caught on a black chatter bait, rest were caught on big ole black spinner baits that my buddys made. Id say bout 1/2 chatter, 1/2 spinners. Tried buzzbaits for a while but couldnt get any action on those, buddy tried a jitterbug with the same results.
Was a great time, we were the only boat on the lake nice and quiet and the water was like glass.
Really seemed like the fish fought real hard at this lake compared to the others, and I learned to keep the net ready cause you never know what your going to catch there.
I think I have a new favorite lake! Only about 45 minutes away. Cant wait to get out there again.
Thanks everybody, it was really cool to catch such a mixed bag of fish out there.
Was really hoping to catch my first SMB, but alas, they managed to elude me once again.. Just like the wallys did for the longest time.
Matt, we moved around a bit, but we had the best luck on the east side of the lake about 3/4 of the way down. Working the weed edges and drop offs. We are actually going out on Thursday night to. Would love to get some hot spots off ya Matt, and some of the choice lures to use out there.
The one night hotspot I hear about over and over is the outside weededge of Browns Channel which is on the South Shore. 6-8 feet of water with a slip bobber and leech just off the bottom produces walleyes and smallies at night. Besides that, both bridge areas are very popular for eyes at night as they are both dredged out and fairly deep. My last tip would be to work shallow stickbaits right outside the launch channel and in front of lake lawn. That is probably the most popular night spot and even the shore fishermen pull in a fair amount of eyes and pike doing this. Good luck out there. I think it is pretty badass that you are doing the night thing. Defintily an underated approach to that lake.
Thanks for the tips matt, just gotta figure out where browns channel is. Might have been there actually. The 22" was about 6lbs easily. Next trip I plan to take a ton of pics. Was busy helping land all of those fish, plus excited about all the action. Learned to always have that net ready! Now I know why you like going there Matt. Only like 26 miles from me...