Pre Opener 2016
Fished Houghton Lake on Friday, April 29th. What an incredible fishery! We started around midday with water temps in the 47-48 degree range. Fished a bunch of newer areas and did awesome. Ended up with roughly 75 bass (smallmouth and largemouth) - biggest largemouth was around 4 lbs. We caught and release 10 northerns. Also caught and released 9 walleyes - all would have been legal - biggest at a little over 19". Kept 22 crappies. All fish were caught on Charlie Brewer sliders - 3" slider grub - just an unbelievable plastic. Best colors are still pumpkin black flake and watermelon red/copper/black flake. All plastics were fished on a 1/8oz jig head. Love the Walleye jig that Old Fart Lures makes - large hook increases hook ups.
Walleye bite was very strong today. Really snapping at the jigs. The nine we caught came easy.