Cool nights and cools mornings have been the norm around here lately and it's hard not to start thinking about the next season ahead. Fishing pressure has been minimal on the Bay and the bite has been on for a variety of species. Smallmouth fishing has been great with morning fishing being the best. Some really nice fish are starting to come back into the mix and although there are still a few fish hanging out in some shallow spots, most of the fish have been hanging in that 15-30 ft range. Dropshotting small shiner imitations has been the best technique for those deeper fish.
There are cohos and browns making there way into the Bay as well, and again, early morning has been the best to find these active fish. Fish have been found in 30-50 feet of water running shalow stick baits as well as cranks that run 10-15ft down.
Whitefish are being caught jigging in 50-60ft of water and make for great fun on light tackle.
Lake Trout season has been closed to recreational fishing in zone W-2, as the quota for the year has been met. It will reopen again on December 1. Lake Trout fishing in zone W-1 is still open.