Archive of 2016 reports
Spring 2016 Report
2016 has presented itself as a challenge for ice fishermen since there were only 2 weeks that one could ice fish this year. Ice did not form on our lake until after the new year. It never got over 8 inches thick, and safe ice was limited. Climate change can be blamed, but it is what it was.
April is a no fishing month but opening day is just around the corner for pike and walleye (last weekend of April/May). Good luck since the water is still very cold but the fishing maybe hot. Let me know.
The White Lake Citizens League Fishing Tournament is coming soon. The date is Saturday June 11th, which is a free fishing weekend. Mark this on your calendar.
On a separate note, over the winter I met the real White Lake Fisherman. His name is Brian. He has fished White Lake for many years, and knows the lake for fishing better than anyone I know. Brian has won many tournaments on the lake, and usually participates in the Tuesday tournament (and usually wins it). He limits out his catches almost every time. His secret... live bait. Yes, there is more than that but he is quite the fisherman. I plan on going out with him in the future. I will let you know how we did.
Good luck and see you at our tournament,
The White Lake Fisherman
2016 Fishing Tournament
The 5th Annual WLCL Fishing Tournament is Saturday, June 11th. This is the time again to show your stuff on how you can catch fish on White Lake and take home some nice prize money and later get some recognition with a nice plaque commemorating the event with your buddies at a recognition event.
Men, woman, children, and families are welcome to participate. Each boat is responsible for their own fishing equipment. All of the rules are listed below. Good luck! Click here to see photos and information about the 2015 winners!
Late Summer / Early Autumn 2016 Report
So have you been fishing White Lake? Doing any good? Well it does not get any better than this. Yes, the warm summer temperatures have caused a lot of the fish to stay deep, but at least you know where they're at. Fish deeper than normal since the weeds are down.
Yes... the weeds are down. We had 3 applications of Sonar this year and the results are just great. (Clearer water and lower weeds). Thank you WLCL for your efforts to maintain our lake.
Water temperatures have set some records for surface temperature on our lake. I measured the surface temperature of our lake at 84 degrees a few weeks ago. This is unheard of, but it is what it is. Last week the temperatures were in the mid-70's.
Again - fish deeper. I have talked to many fishermen, as well as watched the boat launch parking lot. The word is out... the bite is on. Last Saturday I fished with my sister-in-law in the rain. The fish would not stop biting. Great day. Many keepers.
Tip of the day... use live bait.
Okay, now let's go fishing. Good luck.
The White Lake Fisherman
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Highland, MI 48356