Well, the heat has been here in full force..water temps into the seventies and lakers are going deep. Many fishermen hang their gear up now and call it the “dog days of summer fishing”. Nonsense! Some of the lake’s biggest lakers are taken between mid-June and mid-July. Just have to adapt to conditions. Go deep 120 to 150 ft. Slow down if you’re working the bottom. Try whirling with flatfish. Or pull large spoons and stickbaits across the bottom. If you’re targeting suspended fish, speed up a little…2.5 to 3.1 mph. Try bright color spoons and needeflish . Probe 125 feet back. Adjust your depth accordingly. Remember when fishing this deep you may need to go to a heavier downrigger weight as well as a heavier line and stiffer rod. The most important thing is to get off the couch and get back on the lake -the fish are biting..
Captain Justin, Highliner Fishing Charters