Spring Fishing on the Lakes
The spring lake fishing has been excellent. The cool mornings and mild afternoons have the fish active and feeding. This is a fun time of year because you have a good chance at catching that big fish you’ve been dreaming about. After the long winter we had the fish are hungry and ready to beef up now that the ice is off and the insect life has shown up. There are a few different ways we like to fish the still waters once the ice has left. One effective way is to throw streamers. The fish are looking for big meals and are willing to chase down a good meal. Streamers are also a good way to focus on larger fish. Stripping a long shorelines and off structure is very effective.
Another way we like to fish is chironomids under a strike indicator. Chironomids are very important to a fish’s diet. They eat them all year round and is a main staple in any stillwater. The fish will cruise looking for food so this is an effective way to fish if you are patient and attentive. Sometimes it’s hard to find fish cruising so letting a couple of chironomids sit under an indicator will allow the fish to find them while cruising.
The last method we like is the dry dropper set up. This is fun because you have a chance at catching on on the dry but also using the dry as indicator is more interesting than a bright strike indicator.
Try some of these techniques next time you’re out on the water!!!