STILL FISHING – the method of fishing that usually involves the use of a bobber to suspend live bait at a certain depth. Two techniques that are commonly used are a fixed bobber (simply clipped on your line) and a slip bobber.
TROLLING – moving at any pace across a body of water trailing a lure (frequently a spoon plug, crank bait, rapala or spoon). Extra line should be let out to allow for deeper depth.
SCULLING – technique using a canoe paddle in a figure eight motion to slowly propel or control the SPEED OF THE CANOE. Most commonly used while fishing.
REEF – submerged rock piles that vary in size and depth. Preferred by walleyes during the warm summer months.
POINTS – spits of land that jut out into the lake from a larger land form. Smallmouths frequent these landmarks through out much of our season. Walleye tend to locate near points in the spring.
NARROWS – areas where points come together and create restricted water flow. Walleyes sometimes prefer these areas during the summer when reefs are not available. Late evening and night-fall fishing in these areas produce fantastic walleyes.
WEED BEDS – large growths of weeds that provide cover and cool oxygenated water, primarily for large Northern. Dead and dying weed beds will not be productive. Small weed beds may produce some pan fish (crappies, bluegill or perch).