The bite is on ! Pics on fb
Crappie fishing is on fire in southern Illinois ! All area lakes are producing crappie. Recently fished Crab Orchard and Lake of Egypt and had no trouble putting fish in the boat. Both lakes have fish in the 8 to 15 feet of water range. Vertical jigging soft plastics is all that is needed. Water temps ranged from the high 50s to low 60s. The time is now for crappie !
Was and unbelievable finish to fall smallie fishing ! Baitfish herded up on several areas of the lake and fishing was good. With weather changes on the horizon made the switch to southern crappie. The crappie bite is good and will only get better !
Big fish on the move here at Mille Lacs ! Recent guide trip had 7 fish over 20 inches. Couple pics 🙂
With Labor Day passing it really is sinking in how fast summer went by ! I have been blessed to be busy with business and even more blessed to share my boat with some great people.
Of course I have my personal favorite moments, and those moments were the days spent with fathers and their young sons. The stewardship of this great sport is a relished responsibility and I hope the days I am referring to enhanced the love of fishing for these young men. I am truly grateful for those days on the water.
Still have some fall fish to catch, they are starting to put on some weight and great moments ahead ! Tight Lines. RD
Been an absolutely unreal summer here on Mille Lacs. I have let the almost daily facebook attachments suffice for my weekly reports. About a month and a half left depending on weather. Fish are starting to put on weight as a “pre” fall pattern has started. Ned rigs , drop shot, vertical jigging, hair jigs are all baits that have produced as of late. Starting to book for next year. Get hold of me and let’s go fishing !
What a great season it has turned out to be ! The end of July finds fish in reliable patterns. Water temps hovering around the mid 70s. Fish are catchable on several different patterns, drop shot on boulders in 10 feet might be the most reliable. On Mille Lacs if you put the time in, you will be rewarded !
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