Lake Report: Gun Lake-Shelbyville, MI

Gun Lake



Water temp 70*F- 74*F

Today was all about doing something different. PK spoons were the theme for the day. Learning a new technique can be difficult but that was not the case with spoon feeding bass with these spoons today. After only three casts Bob got the hooks into a nice pike off the drop-off. As he changed to another spoon I tied one on and on my second cast hooked a largemouth. On the very next cast I landed another really nice bass. PK spoons were proving to be a great way to catch them on Gun Lake. We decided to try our luck with spoons in more shallow water in Bairds Cove. This also proved to be effective with a couple of bass and a nice pike coming in short order. There seems to be many fish in this cove but we didn’t see any really big ones. At about mid-day the senko style bait by Stank bait out of Kalamazoo put a hard fighting smallie on the line. The EGO net system played a big part in getting this acrobatic fish in the boat. The deeper parts of the lake proved to be difficult today with the 20 mph winds but we still tried the humps with no luck.

We finished the day checking out some of the docks around the lake. In areas with very little vegetation the fish seemed to be under every dock or pontoon boat. In areas where there was a lot of vegetation the fish seemed to be cruising just off the docks and were hard to catch if they saw us first. Skipping baits like the Bruiser Baits Rad Sad under the docks proved to be an awesome way to entice strikes most every time. Many patterns are producing keepers on Gun this time of year but the bigger fish are most commonly caught on some kind of top-water technique. Though top-water baits are good for big fish this can be hit or miss.

The lake is still putting up some nice bags with over 12 pounds winning the Thursday night tournament. Congrats to our buddy from ROI outdoors Luke Winstrom on that win. I will be representing the Bad Poncho Outdoors team on Gun Lake on Tue the 12th fishing the after work league with the Fish Finders. Wish me luck I am probably going to need it. Bad Poncho Outdoors will be hosting tournaments on Gun Lake on 6-24-2012 from 6am-12pm and on 7-20-2012 from 8pm-2am for our nite-bite tourney. We would like to see you there.

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