03-06-2002, 08:31 PM
We fish a 3400 acre lake in Canada in early August each year. Most of our fish are taken off of the reefs in the lake. Last year it was extremely hot weather and the fish we caught were in weed beds in 7' of water. I was just wondering if you guys could give me some ideas on different tatics to use at that time of year. we usually cast across the top of the reefs or vertical jig the dropoffs around the reefs. Most of our fish run in the 17" to 22" size and I know there are bigger ones in the lake and would like catch and release a few bigger fish. We seem to catch just a couple each year that are in the 25" range. The lodge owner tells us there are times when they have a hard time getting fish under the 18" slot for freezer fish.Do you think the time of year is the key to some of the nicer sized fish? Should we try fishing at night? crank baits? slipbobbers? Thanks for your help.