As run-off nears and flows on creeks and rivers begin to increase a lot of the water gets too difficult for fish to feed in, during this time fish will be more concentrated in smaller “pockets” of water. Good places to look for these feeding fish is in the calmer water behind rocks or edges of the main current where the fish are holding and letting food drift to them. It can take time to effectively fish each different pocket of slower current but along with the time and patience comes the reward of catching fish.
Inlet Bay and South Bay ramps are open to boating 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. With water temperatures above 50 degrees, fishing for walleyes and smallmouth bass has been getting better. Expect to find smallmouth along rock faces with jerk baits being a good bait. Anglers have reported catching walleye and smallmouth using the same presentations. Fishing from shore can also be successful from the many rocky points along the reservoir.
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