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Fishing Report August 2015

August 8-10, 2015

The fishing has been steady, but the long stretch of hot weather we have experienced was matched with slower walleye action than we would like.  Since the fishing opener in May the walleye bite was the best I have seen in years, but the slowdown started in mid-July.  On the other hand the bass fishing has been terrific, and the northerns seem to always be active.  We catch walleyes every day, but lately the smallmouth and largemouth bass have been a big part of our catches.  Water temperatures have reached the mid 70s now and that is about as hot as Woman Lake ever gets.  We are catching the bass either along the defined weedlines or on the main lake rock structures.

August 21-27, 2015

The stretch of cooler weather we saw over the last week or so has got the walleyes quickly back in an active pattern, and the walleye fishing has been very good.  We had a couple days where the lake was unfishable do to high winds, which is very unusual on Woman Lake, but as soon as the winds backed off, the walleyes put on the feed bag again.  Traditional summer structure like reefs and sunken islands is where we have found them in the 18-21 foot depths.  The water temperatures have dropped into the upper 60s, which is perfect, and will likely remain there through the end of the month.