Went out again today for 2 hours hit all the hot spots for me this time of year but only marked 1 fish. Things should start to look better in the next 3 weeks. May seems to be the time the muskie turn on. Saw 6 or 7 other boats out the few I talked to came up skunked also.
Casting the cattails will work best if you can make your casts parallel to them look for openings and other structures to cast to.
Frogspoon, I wade for muskie quite a bit in spring. I didn't have any luck wading for muskie at WB last year (as I'm sure I've said a billion times [=)]) but that doesn't deter me. I've caught muskie while wading or shore fishing at a number of other lakes and tailwaters in Ohio so I'm sure I'll get one at WB eventually. I might be out there wading somewhere on the Western end of the lake come Saturday.
I'd like to hit WB this weekend, but I think I'm commited to laying some ceramic tile then having Easter with my father-in-law who will get a day away from the nursing home. Guess I will have to wait another week.
Been away for some years now but i have to say i left the lake full of fish. Lol
There is no reason other then iced over or record low water should you not ever
Catch any fish on that lake. Well unless it got ruined some how but i doubt that.
All season long cold front or hot and muggy this lake produces good fish.
Believe me i fished this lake 7 days a week and i fished night and day and never got skunked.
Just remember this.....most of the water ......most of the time.....has no fish in it.
Fish are creatures of habit ...so learn thier habbits ...
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I only have a minute or two so here goes a quick reply.
For me this time of year work the points especiialy those way from shore and the quick depth changes around those so called sunken islands which are still points.
Off west ramp to your right towards camp ground you have the big island and then you
Have the sunken one few hundred yards toward the camp ground. Big depth change there and you have places like this between west ramp and rock spring road bridge and
Heading west in the no wake zone you have the same kind of set up on both the north and south sore line.
Watch for one of those island points off to your right ( north sore ) about half way to the knap road bridge and on the back side of it is a wonderful weed bed but you may have to
Fight off the pike.
Sorry this is not much but like i said i only have a couple of minutes right now. Let me know how you did.