Was up to the East end on 5/2 to look over the ice-out. Government Bay and area has some shoreline water exposed--enuf to pike fish from shore. The lake ice is really dark and cracked--should break open very soon. Audubon is in same shape, except the shorelines were still pretty tite with little open shore.. The last couple days with the sun and heat should move stuff along quick--wind will help too.
Garrison Bay / Pick City Area
Garrison Bay / Pick City Area covers the region east of Douglas Bay and Hazen Bay to the east end of Garrison Bay and west mouth of Sakakawea State Park (Pick City).
Casting from shore in scoria bay for salmon. Got one northern.
It was bumper boats on Sat . only fished and hour and half from the boat for salmon. No luck. Had one bite from shore on a Lindy and crawler.
Fished wed night and Thurs and Friday mornings on north shore. Caught 20+ fish each time out with most in the 14 inch range and a few up to 20 inches. Lindy's and crawlers worked well along with leeches. 17 to 22 fow. Tryed for salmon sat for a while and lost one on a herring.
Wife and I fished Friday east of Douglas bay and caught plenty of fish on jigs and crawlers in 20 fow. Lots of smaller fish the last two outings with a few 18 inch fish.
Caught a few walleye at the camp of the cross some large females no wall hangers but let them go took a couple 3-4 pounders for supper. 8- 14 ft jig and minnow slow drift, caught white bass and northern as well. Find hard bottom and wind swept shore seemed to be the ticket.
Pike were biting good for the hour I went out . they bit everything I threw at them. Better than mowing lawn.
Anyone know what the ice is like in the bays thinking of going out one last time thanks
has anybody been fishing around garrison bay or douglas bay and what you've been using thanks.
All depths were 13 FOW to 35 FOW
Started at beacon point at fort stevenson state park, We fished the south middle side of de trobriand island from 10-12 with only a few flags getting tripped, got bit off once.
At noon I packed up and moved the north east corner of De Trobriand and set up off the tree point that produced so good this summer. I fished there from 12-2, catching 1 northern and missing another.
At 2 I moved to the sw point of steinke bay where I fished with a rod and a tip up, not a bite there.