- Fished the stump area near the boat launch of Linesville Marina. Water temp was
around 60 degrees. Got on the water at 3:00 P.M. Nice sunny day. No rain. Light
breeze. Had to paddle the power boat about 100 yards from the marina before
being able to use the motor. I wish we had a trolling motor. Water level was
over 5 feet low. Was in 2 ft of water for about 100 yards out from the marina.
Weeds kept tangling the prop. Started to catch Crappie in 6 to 8 feet of water
with shiners and a 1/4 oz weight about 2 feet from the hook. Not too productive
of a day. Was able to keep one nice 2 lb.+ crappie. Used worms with no luck.
Also shallow diving jointed Rapala\'s in perch and fire tigre colors. Still no
luck. Saw one fisherman on lake in a John boat near us. Lake was very calm. Left
for the marina at 6:30 p.m. 200 ft from the boat launch, threw in a large silver
Zara Spook and worked the surface for about 20 minutes. Got some big strikes off
the surface but nothing caught. Lot\'s of minnows jumping wildly on the surface.
Lot\'s of surface action. Will try the Dam next week. My buddy fished the Dam
last week and caught 5 2-3 lb. perch. Nice keepers. Fished sunken humps about 20
ft. deep with shiners and jig rig.
I\'ll report back next week on our progress. I hope the lake recovers from it\'s
low levels by next Spring. The stump area is a very productive area for Walleye
and Musky in the Spring and mid-summer months.
Peace out and happy fishing everyone. :)View Tip Location on Map
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.