OB Outdoor Fishing Report 10-10-15
The nights are getting cooler but the fishing action remains HOT! This past week, I was up in Hayward fishing the Muskies Inc tournament but while I was gone, I was getting some great reports coming in from the Winnebago System! Even through yesterday, the bite is still hot and many fish are being had. For this report, we are mainly going to focus in on the Fox River in Oshkosh.
White Bass action continues to be phenomenal. They are being had on flies, #5 Flicker Shads, small spoons such as Little Cleos, Rooster Tails, Berkley Gulp, and various types of paddle tail type plastics on lead heads. Notice how many different types of baits I listed? That's because these fish are hungry and really do not care what they are hitting, as long as it's moving.
There are three very easy ways to find these schools of fish. First is the most simple - look for boiling water. It's seems that the bridge structures are what the boiling schools tend to congregate to. The second consists of focusing in on your electronics which will certainly show the schools if you run over them. The final way is to troll cranks at various depths until the rods start popping. Once the location is found, you can switch to casting the various lures listed.
Some nicer walleyes are being taken while targeting the white bass. More often than not, the eyes were showing themselves on the fly rigs, in the main river channel, stretching from 41 Bridge throughout the river to Lake Winnebago. It is also important to note that if boiling white bass are found, and targeted around bridge structures, fish slightly lower in the water column once and a while in the hopes to snatch up a bonus eye.
As far as Lake Winnebago goes, all of the same information I gave in my past report regarding the perch and eyes still hold true!
We are coming up to a great forecast this weekend and if the hunting stand can sit lonely for a few hours, it would be worth your time to hit the water. I'm not sure how many nicer days are left in the open water season but we need to take advantage of them when they are given. Whether you are hitting the open water this weekend or relaxing in the woods, I hope you all have a great weekend and that it contains at least a couple "ohh baby" moments. Until next time, "Tight Lines. Stay Dry."
A big thanks goes out to my normal fishing partners, Clint and Sami Fettig, for the detailed reports and pictures worked into this fishing report.