August is here and we’re in a classic summer fishing pattern on the Bay. Smallies are scattered throughout the bay ranging from 5 fow to 30 fow. Look for areas of current, rocks, or sharp drops with deep weeds to find fish. If you’re marking fish, but not getting bit, come back again later in the day to see if they fire up. This time of year the fish seem to go through bite windows throughout the day as they are all pretty fat and happy right now and don’t feel the need to feed all the time. Water temps are in the low 70s just about everywhere in the Bay.
The whitefish bite has been pretty strong this summer in the Bay and they’re pretty easy to target. Use your electronics to locate fish then drop down a jigging spoon tipped with a small plastic or a fathead minnow to get bites.
Lake Trout fishing remains steady in all the usual places with bigger fish coming to the boat out in the islands and eater-size fish on the flats. There’s been some nice brown trout here and there too around long island.