Today we went to Gun Lake looking for the smallmouth bass that were reported to be in the shallows the day before. The weather change must have had an effect on them because there were not as many shallow fish as expected. Though we did find a few small bass shallow we noticed a good number of large fish on the graph in the 7 to 10 foot range these turned out to be very aggressive Northern Pike.
This lake is not known for big Pike but they seem to be getting bigger and more prevalent in recent years. When targeted the pike fishing is pretty good on this lake with a limit of fish in the 24 to 30 inch very possible. We found spinnerbaits to be the easy way to get them with the fish following the bait from of the drop up to the shallows. The strikes were savage and we soon forgot about our plan to look for bass and decided to concentrate our efforts on these toothy critters. We also saw some scattered rock bass in the 10 to 12 inch range and spent some time catching some of those just for the sheer joy of watching them rush a bait at high speed and keep hitting it again and again until they would get hooked. This lake always seems to have something to offer as there are many species to chase and one of the few lakes in the area if you are looking for walleye. We will be on this lake again soon to get some more info on the bass see you soon.
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