Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle

26.0 in. Northern Pike caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 11/10/12

Posted by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle Expert Member over 7 years ago

26.0 in. Northern Pike caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 11/10/12
26.0" Northern Pike caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing on Saturday November 10, 2012 at 00:00 near Walled Lake in Oakland County, Michigan (MI), United States North America using a 4 inch Berkley pumpkinseed powerworm -1/8 oz jig a Worm by Berkley

Fished for three hours on Walled Lake Saturday afternoon. The water temperature dropped to 42 F. I tried the roostertails and the swimbait but no hits until I slowed down to a swim & drop retrieve with the 4 inch powerworm on a jighead.

I caught 2 Largemouth Bass (largest is 19+ inches, see next post) and 1 northern pike (26 inches, shown here). All fish caught on the powerbait worm.

The long casts are still needed in such clear water. The change to the jig and stick worm for bass in the cold water can still cover quite a bti of water with the 10ft spinning rod. I know I may need to go to a drag and then deadstick retrieve with even a smaller bait based on Ned Kehde’s blog. If I have to maybe I will even try a different lake, but hopefully I can locate fish on Walled Lake.

My plan this year is to fish at least once a week until ice-up – no matter how cold, but I think that it may be difficult to find any fish as the water gets even colder here in Michigan.

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Joe Brown

Beautiful fish, Willard.

Posted by Joe Brown Expert Member over 7 years ago

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