The fishing on Pelican has been excellent this winter. The slush has firmed up in recent weeks and anglers have been able to get around the lake with ease. Wallleye, Northern Pike and Crappies are biting a little deeper than last month with 20′ being a good depth to start at. Try fishing North of Cope and Peterson Island or near the rock piles North of Island View Resort.
Crappies and Big Bluegills being caught deep North of Bald Island. Jig around 22′ with crappies minnows or crawlers. Wacky Worms the preferred bait for Bass and Pike off shore. 6′
Walleyes are in those weeds this time of year, try a shallow weed bed with your favorite walleye bait. Head North of Baldy for Crappies in early fall, the bite will start heating up as summer comes to an end.
Lots of Bass and Northern Pike coming in. Bluegills are also spawning and biting like crazy. Night Crawlers, Wacky Worms, Spinner Baits and Spoons are baits of choice!
Female crappies still being caught shallow, use crappie minnows and beetle spins. Several nice walleyes coming in from guys drifting with lindy rigs. Bass hitting on the rocks!
The panfish are starting to bite on Pelican. Photos courtesy of Aspen Resort, Cabin O Pines, and Norman’s One Stop. Visit our lodging page to find a property that fits your needs and make your reservation today.