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Whitebass & Walleye Run
April 17 , 2017 troy 2 Comment
Its only the middle of April and whitebass have made their way up the rivers already. Typically, the whitebass run happens late April and peaks around mother's day but with the early spring and warmer than normal temperatures, the fish have come early.
Walleyes are starting to make their way back down the river from the marshes and have been very sporadic from New London down through Fremont. This past week of fishing had one day with excellent catches and the next proved to be a struggle. We have started to drag crawlers on 1/8 or 1/16 oz jigs. along straight flats in the river. Shiners have also been working but not as good as the crawlers. Pulling flies has also started to produce a few fish.
The whitebass have been very shallow along brush or flooded trees. The best method here has been bobbers and minnows. Ive tried casting plastics or flys with limited success compared to live bait. Good numbers of fish are showing up from Redbanks north and also in the Fox River towards Eureka.
The fishing will continue to get better as walleyes keep heading south and more whitebass head north.