- 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 will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.