Kevan Paul Posted September 7, 2012 Share Posted September 7, 2012 Hi I'm Kevan Paul and I run Paul's Fishing Guide Service in the North Iowa Area. I'm going to be giving weekly Fishing Reports right here on this forum for Spirit Lake / West Lake Okoboji. You will be able to find weekly reports and tips for the Open Water or Ice Fishing season. Spirit Lake - This bite should start to heat up real soon. This cold front is going to help turn things around and start putting fish in the fall patterns. Walleyes can still be caught but it has been a evening and after dark bite. Last season I had real good luck in Oct. so I'm waiting patiently for that time to arrive. Hair jigs and Ripple Shads are my go to baits for fall Walleyes. West has been great. Every time I fish it I'm surprised by the number of fish in that lake. The best kept secret on West is to run a underwater Camera. I'll drift or drive at about 3-5 mph and check out different spots that have good structure. You can't believe how many fish are in this fishery. The super clear water makes this tactic a blast. My last trip on West was great we caught 1/2 dozen Walleyes pulling Perch colored cranks and 30 plus pan fish jigging in the weeds. When I was pulling cranks I worked 13-17 ft. If you get any shallower then 13 or 14 ft you will find a lot of weed growth. So troll the edge and run your baits 2-4 ft off the bottom. Don't be afraid to pull cranks over the weeds. During this time of the year they are loaded with Walleyes, Bass, Pike, and some of the biggest Blue Gills you will ever see. I hope you enjoy my reports and if you ever have any questions please ask. Fall Crappies Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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