Hello, my name is Jordan Tennier. I am a dockhand here at Striker’s Point Lodge and would like to give all of you aspiring master anglers a little bit of a game plan so you can increase your chances of reeling in that trophy fish this summer. So with that being said here’s my first update from Whitewater Lake.
This past week was very successful for anglers from the Arbaugh and Machemer groups who stayed at Striker’s Point Lodge. Most of the fishing parties trolled and still fished around the island straight across from the lodge. It was fast action fishing where anglers were pulling in countless walleye ranging from 18 to 22 inches in length. They were catching most of their fish in around 12 to 14 feet of water. Other fishing parties made the long trek down to the narrows where they enjoyed high cast to catch ratios, pulling in walleye after walleye from about 12 to 16 feet of water. There were also some sizable Northern pike caught in the narrows around 27 inches long. Weapons of choice varied from crank bait, to orange and pink jigs, and various colored flies. For bait, fish were biting just about anything; minnows, worms, flies, and gulp (rubber bait). A few anglers were even using top water frogs and the walleye gobbled those up too.
Anglers heading towards the other end of the lake were not as successful although a few Northern pike were caught on fly rods which is always fun. Red flies cast close to shore, in about 6 to 10 feet of water, did the trick. It is a bit early for the Bay of Pigs and the little islands down river on the way to the rapids (typical hot spots), they were all a bit slow this week.
There are plenty of monsters lurking in the not-so-deep holes of this incredible lake right now, so grab your tackle boxes & fishing rods and get to work. I am looking forward to reporting your successes.