Cold Waterb Bites
May 13, 2007
Darrin & Joe thought we should hit the trophy lake again and see if there were a few big fish willing to go. The water was pretty cold in the same areas we had fished just a couple of days earlier and we could only find 51.5 degrees as the warmest temp. It had actually dropped 5 degrees in 2 days and the fish weren’t active at all. The winds were chilly again and from the N/NW at 15 to 20 knots causing the 56-degree air temps to feel a lot colder. There were only a couple of bass caught on this lake with one of them coming from 20 feet of water and going around 4.5 pounds. Late in the afternoon we decided to get off this lake due to the waves and blowing winds from the north and jumped to another lake nearby. This lake was even colder and it was difficult to find 47 degrees as the warmest water. We thought we would try for some lake trout and unfortunately came up empty with just a few hits. The cold temperatures are stalling the fish from getting active and feeding before the spawn this month. I hope the water warms up real soon!