The past week has finally brought some above normal temperatures to our area, which has helped Lake Winnebago warm from the upper fifties to near seventy degrees today! Along with the water temps warming, so has the fishing! Walleyes can be caught from Fond du lac to Menasha at the present time, and everywhere in between!
The Walleyes are in several key locations at the present time including: the rocky reefs along the west shore, rocky shorelines on both sides of the lake, in and around emerging weeds, and there are a few reports of fish being taken from the shallow mud flats in the middle of the lake.
Trolling the mud will only get better in the coming weeks as water temps become favorable for the Walleyes. I expect the mud bite to be tougher than normal years, since there is an abundance of feed in the system and the fish can feed when it is convenient for them.
The second of four MWS events will be held this Sunday out of Menominee Park in Oshkosh and should have some impressive limits of Walleyes brought to the scales! The weigh in will be at Menominee Park beginning at 2:30, so if you want to check out the action stop on down!
Unfortunately for Steve, I will not be able to fish due to other commitments, but he will be fishing with an "observer" to allow us to remain a team for the next two events! The major disadvantage to Steve will be the fact that he can only fish with 3 lines as well as only keep 5 Walleyes vs. the 10 we could keep if we fished together!
Either way, I am pumped for the next MWS event which will be out of Metro Boat Launch in Green Bay on July 31.