Musky Suckers

Attention Musky Anglers, the Happy Hooker Bait & Tackle has a good supply of suckers available.  All sizes: Small, Medium and Large while the supply last.

Sorry for the lack of fishing reports, but we have been away on buying trips for next years tackle.  We will resume the report on 23rd of October.

Fishing Report

The Quiet Lakes waters has a fair to good population of crappies. These fish will congregate in the weeds in the spring to spawn, from there, they will disperse into deeper waters and suspend out on the many rock bars in the lake.  If you can locate them, you can catch them.  As far as size goes, they tend to run on the small size, but some nice slabs are in there.  A crappie minnow or small plastics fished under a bobber will produce. 

The walleye population is fair to good here.  They tend to run in the 8 -16″ on average, but every year some nice walleye have come out of here in the 24 – 30″ class.  The walleye tend to be very rock oriented and the deeper weeds/rice beds.  Work jigs and live bait up and down until you find the depth they prefer at that time of year.  In the evening fish shallower as they come in to feed. 

Bass are available, both Large and Small mouth.  Cast cranks and tubes along the rock breaks for the smallmouth and concentrate on the reeds and weeds for the Largemouth. 

The northern Pike are weed related.  Throw bass spinner baits and small musky plugs to connect with the pike.  Chartreuse, or orange colors are favorites. 

Musky fishing is good here as well, as all class A musky lakes.  Concentrate on the weed edges early in the year using small twitch baits and bucktails.  Do not be afraid to try the rocks as many musky are caught by the walleye anglers.  As the year progresses they could be anywhere from weeds to the rocks.  When the water begins to cool, concentrate on the rocks and the drop-offs with cranks and jerk baits.  These lakes can also give up some very nice musky.  These are lakes that does not see a lot of fishing pressure, except around musky tournament time, so keep that in mind when heading out here.  Early mornings and evenings can be your best bet. 

The stained water out here calls for bright colored lures.  Orange seems to work the best, along with chartreuse and do not forget bright green. 

The fish on these lakes will hold around the weed cover.  Sometimes the only way to get them is to throw spinnerbaits up into the weeds. If you are just casting to the edge of the weeds it may not be enough.   Your casts need to get 2-3 feet into the weeds to contact fish.  One last thing, the fish out here seem to really like tail rotating topwater lures such as Whopper Ploppers, Tyrant Lola’s  and Topraiders.