Good fishing continues throughout the region. Thanks to rain and cool weather, trout fishing continues to be very good. Hatches of sulphurs, light cahills, BWOs, and caddis have been great. most of the action has been in the evening. butterworms, wax worms, white roostertails, yellow panther martins have also been popular.
On the lakes, the bass are in post spawn transitions with some fish shallow, some deeper. Most fish are being caught under between very shallow water and 12 feet of water. Various presentations are working. the crankbait bite has been very good lately with sexy shad, sunfish, and similar natural colors working well. topwater has been good in the mornings and evenings. bone or black whopper ploppers worked very well. Senkos, creature baits, and beavers are also working. Black/Blue, watermelon, green pumpkin, and a few other colors have worked best.
Some walleyes are being caught in the spillway and at Hammond. trolling night crawler rigs has been best on the lakes. Try a red/silver, chartruese, or shad colors for best results.
Muskies have been active lately with anglers picking them up on varoius bass baits, live baitfish (shiners, chubs, or panfish), and larger inline spinners. They are being caught througout Cowanesque Lake and in the spillway. Nelson Falls has fished well the last few weeks with muskies up to 45 inches being caught, mostly on live bait.
Good luck out there. Tuesday, July 4th is Fish For Free Day. Take someone new out to enjoy our lakes and streams!