Most people don’t like August fishing but I personally love it ,especially on this deep lake . This is Big Walleye time for us . We are targeting the bigger fish in the depths that get very little pressure from most anglers. 60,70,80 ft or even deeper some days are pretty standard. I’m finding the fish on the sonar holding in the trees then targeting them as close as I can baits to them .at these depths it’s pretty dark even in the day time so lure colors tend to be in the ” crazy ” spectrum. We’ve are seeing average fish in the 24″ range with some 27,28″ fish mixed in . If you want to fill ziplocks nows a good time to get on the boat and take advantage.
The stripers are in their summer pattern which equals a great early morning bite under the hydroglows then you got about an hour to make it happen . The fish tend to ” go on break” till about 9am then feed again for about an hour. After that they head for the depths and hang in the cool water till it cools off a little a dusk . Early mornings live baits the way to go .Big Alewives are always king on this lake . Down size the leaders and let the baits swim freely. After the morning bite the trolling bites been pretty good . Urigs,lures ,bucktails whatever you like to pull. Put the baits in the 35ft range and work the shallow tree lines. We have had some great days with multiple 15lb class striped fish on the troll.