Any report on White Bass from Avon's pier?
they closed off access to the break walls quite a few years ago, now you either have to take a boat back there, wade out off the beach, or stand on the sandy hump behind the fence. There are still some big ones like that back there but i havent gotten any this year. We still do catch a lot of catfish back there and smallies but i have never heard of walleye being caught. Mabye they come in during the spring night bite? It seems like a lot has changed though in a pretty short period of time.we used to catch them back when the 2 places there rented boats. the plant breakwalls were always full of anglers. the average size was about 14 to 16 inches and you could catch them all day long. a lot has changed since they don't fire up the power plant very much. you could also get cats ,eyes and bass back in the discharge area. i used to always rent boats from those 2 places there.
you can wade out really far from the beach if you walk down to the powerplant. most people go out to about 3-4 feet of water to cast but that is alot farther out than you would think.a few years ago we were catching walleye pretty frequently off the pier, but the weather since hasnt really been good enough to get them to come in that close to shore. i dont think the water temps have been condusive to them coming close to shore, and last years massive baitfish explosion pretty much kept anything from hitting our baits.
ive been wanting to get back to the sandbar by the plant discharges again but last time we tried (couple weeks ago), the lake was high after the rain and it was too deep to wade in. hopefully the lake drops a little so that we can walk back in there again. the time that we did actually get in there, we heard lots of fish jumping and there was beach to walk on to get back in there.
im curious about the whitebass though. we were shining our flashlights against the water and the spotlight was scaring fish into jumping several feet into the air, in large schools. they looked to be white, and 8-10 inches long. i wonder if those were wb? i might have to get down there and wade out from the beach. how far out are you wading? how deep was the water on average?