Cool, sunny morning for fishing at Prairie Queen. Fished with ultralights and light 4# line, leeches, Euro and Canadian crawlers and fished in the trees and drop offs. Caught LMB, Crappie, Redear sunfish and Bluegill. Run of the mill sizes but a good bite and fun to fish at Prairie Queen.
Warm morning for fishing at Wildwood. Winds were light from the southwest - I like some chop on the water. Picked up a handful of Bluegill and a fair Crappie on 1/16 oz. jigs and leeches and Canadian night crawlers. Highlight was 2 big C. Catfish (10-12# range) on the light line and ultralight rods, fun to catch! REGULATION: Total catch and release on the catfish at Wildwood. Saying this to those that don’t read the signs or look at the fishing regulations and are keeping them. The reason they get that big in Wildwood is because of the good folks that abide by the regulation - enough said!
Very nice morning and evening trips with friends! We started by anchoring up in 5’ of water and casted 1/32 oz. jigs with ½ crawlers and leeches. Both morning and evening fishing catching numerous small Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Drum, Bluegill and Yellow Perch. We casted jigs into shallow waters<5’ depths and jigged them back to the boat. Also placed a dead rod/dead stick in a rod holder to dangle live bait just off the bottom for the followers. We caught some nice Smallmouth Bass and a nice mess of Bluegill using this technique, no keeper size Walleye but we had fun. Never got the Walleye Chop winds but a nice morning of fishing at Merritt reservoir. Evening trip had some winds but not a good Walleye Chop, picked up one keeper Walleye to stink the skillet!
Busy night catching fish for these 2 anglers - they caught and landed 90+fish - a very good bite! We caught lots of small Bluegill 5”-6.5” in size, and Green Sunfish from 4”-7” we found in 5’-12’ of water fishing with jigs, Satra Special rigs, and slip bobbers tipped with leeches and Euro nightcrawlers. The guys caught numerous Bass of all sizes, 11-12 fiddler Channel Cats and a handful of small Black Bullheads. Father and son had a great time catching fish and learning new techniques to catch fish. Nice evening of fishing with a light breeze. The rock breakwaters and drop offs to 8’ were “hot” late as the sun was setting. They kept a handful of fiddler Channel Catfish to stink the skillet! Otherwise Catch and Release the fish! It is always fun to explore the variety of aquatic habitats and structures that Conestoga has to offer!
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