Little St. Germain Lake::
- Spring: Warm
water is the key in spring. The shallow areas such as south, east, and upper
east bay will warm the fastest. No-fish bay will be the warmest. The name
is an oxy-moron. These waters are a little darker than the rest of the lake,
brighter colored baits will we better. Smaller bucktails and minnow immitators
will work. Fish the new weed growth.
As the water warms West Bay will be a good place to start. A lot of muskies
will suspend now. Divers such as Ernies, Depth Raiders, or heavy bucktails
like the Mepps Giant Killer in cisco type patterns are great choices. Check
the weeds in west bay leading to deep water also
- Fall: West
bay is the only place to concentrate now. Ciscoes spawn here, therefore the
biggest fish in the lake will be looking for a meal of these greasy, protein
rich food. Rocks like the sunken island bar are great places to look. Bulldawgs,
weighted jerkbaits, and live suckers will all take fish. Look for ciscoes
and concentrate around them.
the shallower part of the lake first. Upper East has two good areas. The creek
mouth and a small hump near the narrow part of the bay should hold fish. Fish
with jigs and minnows. Slip bobbers will work too. 1/16 oz in bright colors
As summer progresses fish will move deeper. West Bay is now the place to be.
Fish in the low light periods around the many submerged rock bars. Also check
the cribs in front of HWY 70. Leeches and crawlers on jigs or just a split
shot and hook will take fish.
Fish the same rock areas as summer, only concentrate on the deeper (20 - 40
foot) breaks. Switch to heavier jigs and use redtail chubs. Vertical jigging
The south part of "no-fish" bay and the north part of south bay
will be a good first ice location. The abundant weeds will attract walleyes
and northerns here. A couple of nice holes are located within the somewhat
shallow bays. Standard tip-up and shiners will work. As winter progresses,
I like to fish the deep bars on West bay. Tips ups combined with jigging rapalas
or zips is dynamite. Chance for a huge walleye at this time.
Best time to catch these tasty fish. All the shallows will hold them. No Fish,
South, Upper East. Check all bullrush areas for spawing fish. Small minnows
or worms will work. Also for crappies a frizzy(at Ray's) under a pencil bobber
is dynamite for crappies. Seen it out produce live bait.
: Some panfish will still be shallow, however look to the deeper edges
for quality fish. Same worms, small leeches, and minnows for bait.
- Fall: Go
At early ice, "no-fish", upper east attract a lot of the panfish
action. As season progresses into late march upper east and lower east become
the crappie hot spots. Small ice jigs tipped with waxies, spikes, or little
minnows are the choice. Move around in these small bays and drill lots of
holes. Move from hole to hole until fish are located.