(The Big A): Good lake for bass. Best bait to use - plastic worms.
Staying late and using buzz baits over the weed beds is another trick. It
took me a year to figure out how to fish this lake. My first big bass, in
the beginning of the year, came off this lake using a floating silver Rapala.
It has some nice sized northern but they are hard to catch. Crank baits are
not the best bait to use for bass. Could be a sleeper and canít wait to
fish it next year.
Bernice: Big Bass and Big
Northern Lake. Problem is you have to be there at the right time and the
right place. Weather affects this lake. Have had very little luck working
the floating vegetation but according to the locals it is productive. Will
try next year for some bigger bass and northern. Any bait or lure you use
could get you a big fish on this lake.
Lake: A ďtake your kids fishing
Lake: There is something I like
about this lake. I donít know if there are any big fish but its fun to
fish. It is not that difficult to pull out some fish, just fish the weed
beds. All kinds of lures will take fish. Northern and walleye population?
Elkhart Lake: One of the toughest
lakes to fish around here with the clear water. Whatever species of fish
(musky, walleye, L.M. or S.M. bass) you go for its not easy pickings. If
you catch fish consistently out of this lake youíre one fantastic fisherman
in my book. If someone was looking for a trophy this would be the lake to
fish. Night time would probably work the best.
Ellen: Have not fished it enough
to give it a true eval. Called the ďDead SeaĒ at times. Plastic worms
should work. Some northern but my feeling is not many big ones. A walleye
An all round good fishing lake. After fishing other lakes, this lake has
lost my interest. The honeymoon is over. Iíve caught some nice fish here,
but the big fish must be disappearing. The 3, 4, and 5lbers in the lake are
fewer and fewer. In my opinion even with a lot of intelligent
fishermen on L.L., too many people
take the bigger fish out of this lake. Iíve seen it happen. L.L should
produce a trophy fish but it doesnít. Many, many years ago a 71/2 lber
was taken out of here. Now a bass over 7 lbs would be tough to get or
almost impossible. This lake has taken
some bad hits. With the Zebra mussels moving in, Eurasian Milfoil on the
threshold, purple loosestrife, geese, no snow cover, and the pollution run
off into this lake, fishing can only get tougher. Being such a slow process
it is hardly noticed until itís too late. Already the water clarity has
increased to at least 14 Feet. It has slight weed problem but still not a
bad lake to fish. If Milfoil ever takes over it will be almost un-fishable.
On a positive note L.L.
is an excellent big walleye lake. Big ones are elusive but are there and
Iím waiting for a 10 or 12 lber to show her white eyes. Ice fishing always
produced some large ones. From my observations there are very few walleye
fisherman (the guy that fishes for walleye exclusively and no other fish),
at least during the summer. My guess is the best time to fish for walleyes
is at night, but seldom do I see anyone out there. The biggest one Iíve
ever caught was taken out of here this past year.
Spinner baits will even catch walleyes. Every kind of lure or live bait
will work well on L.L. At night, blades seem the way to go. Will this lake
turn into a night fishing lake? You can be sure of that.
Too much of a weed problem making it too hard to fish in the. A camping
lake with some potential to catch big bass if the weed dilemma was taken
care of. Both sides of the beach and the middle are good for bass. Iíve
caught bass on everything but plastics. This lake is a definite must to
fish in early spring before the weeds come up. Some big northern are in
this lake. Walleye? With the launch area being redone, it should be easier
for my big boat. Now if something could be done about the weeds.
Had a weed problem for most of the summer and was not on my list to fish.
Fished it later in the year for musky. A great lake to fish for these big
guys but not a trophy lake. Always anticipate a least a follow from a
musky. From what Iíve heard there is some good bass fishing to be had.
A definite bass lake with a summer weed problem. Are there any big ones? I
keep going back to fine out. Always my favorite lake to fish when other
lakes arenít producing. Some walleye are being caught and the northern
population is small. Iíve used blades, cranks and plastics to catch bass.
All work great. A good place to learn how to catch bass.
As you can
see the biggest problem we have in the area lakes are weeds. How we deal
with it is important to keepup the fishery we have. These are my
opinions from FISHING these lakes. Email me if you have a
different or same outlook.
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