Lake Report: Klinger Lake – White Pigeon, MI

Klinger Lake

7-7-2012

8:30pm-2am

Water temp 90*

All of the reports that we got from Klinger proved to be accurate with most of the fish being deep until after dark but they did seem to come up to the shallower water very soon after dark. Since it was our first time on this body of water we started in about 20 feet of water near the main lake points where we marked a lot of fish in all depths over the deeper water. It didn’t take long for us to hook up on our first bass on PK ridgeline crank baits though the first few were rather small. As the sun began to set we moved up to 6-10 feet of water with the follow boat we had with us covered the 4-7 feet range.

The boat in the shallows was catching a lot of small bass on spinners and rattle baits mixed with a few rock bass. Out on the edge of the drops we were catching a good number of keeper fish on cranks both smallies and bucket mouths. As the night went on we moved up on some docks with spinner baits and hit a couple of bigger fish but only on the docks close to deeper water. The water was a little more dingy than we were expecting so we used mostly firetiger colors on the cranks and black spinners after dark. A white mid-night special was also producing but those fish were all small. This lake has been giving up many limits lately but the big fish have been hard to come by at least during the daylight hours. With the mix of smallmouth and largemouth bass and a fair chance of boating a walleye it is a fun trip. We are very much looking forward to are tournament later in the year.

Team Bad Poncho
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2 comments

  1. How often have you guys fished Klinger lake my bass club is thinking of doing a tourney there would like to know if it would be worth voting on thank guys

    • Team Bad Poncho

      Not often, it produces average bags of 9-12 pounds with the odd-ball 15lb bag showing up. More often than not we’ll catch our larger bags on baits like lipless crankbaits up in 6-10ft.

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