As the water temperatures start to decline during the cooler fall days, lake white fish will be foraging again close to shore. Today the surface water temperature was 59F. Larry and I launched at Sunbreaker's Cove on Sylvan Lake and headed to the weed lines along the north west corner of the lake. We set up in 8 feet of water and had a blast chironomid fishing about 7 feet down. Basic chironomids like a size 12 black and red ice cream cone are all you need to catch lake whites. Lake white fish are scrappy and lots of fun to tangle with.
Larry and I were lucky. We had virtually no wind today. As we fished closer to shore, we were able to sight fish in 4 to 6 feet of water.
...definitely a fabulous day to spend on the water with my buddy!
My first fish using my 60th birthday present, a beautiful Islander Reel.