Sunday, October 30, 2016

Not Quite Where I Want It

The late fall big fish bite is not quite where I like it yet. The panfish are still far too aggressive and the walleye and pickerel have not yet gotten into the peek feed mode. Today the conditions seemed perfect... overcast, dropping pressure. The main issue was that it is still too warm. When the water and the air temperature are both around 45-48 in the middle of the day I start getting nothing but big pickerel and walleye, maybe some goliath perch or bass mixed in. We just haven't reached that point yet. The crappies and perch were fun today, and I caught one rudd... I usually catch a few of these every year from a local pond but I failed to do so this year. I've fished this pond for six years now and never caught one. Crazy!


  1. I hear ya. This is the time of year when the weather goes back and forth. We are having a very warm week. Nice catches on the home water!
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

    1. Thanks,
      I'd rather be getting the big predators than these guys though...