The pups have been biting like crazy, literally, on 3-inch tube jigs. Can't keep 'em off. We've only had to fish Linwood Bay and a couple of other big points that go into the channel close to there. The 2-8 pound fish are stacked thick on most main-lake points in 60-90 feet of water, and nearly everywhere in Linwood Bay. They're hitting steadily all morning. This is likely happening lake-wide.
The big fish are getting tougher, but we're scratching out a couple or more on the mornings we target them with larger jigs, specifically trying to keep the pups away. We're still catching a few "accidental" 2-5 pounders fishing for the big ones, but nothing like when we fish the small tubes. Be prepared to fish all morning for a half-dozen or so hits from the bigger fish. Not fast, but it is still working if you can grind it out and remain focused until your opportunity comes. Then, of course, you must capitalize (set the hook in time!) on your sporadic opportunity. Blue Cliff Bend remains the hot spot, but Linwood Bay wouldn't be a bad choice either. If you don't see fish in there, your sonar is broken.
And would somebody please stop this "election" nonsense? Go fishing for cryin' out loud!
A few pics. from last week attached:
Now stop the voting crap and go fishing!!