It was around zero for a low and highs in the twenties, following a similar day before with 10-20 MPH northwest winds and this really shut the fish down. I pulled jigs and crankbaits through fish with only two bites all day. I snagged a few from trying to go through fish so much, which is rare to snag walleye. One time I was going through a school of carp just trying different patterns to find aggressive fish and of course snagged a carp, so I thought, turned out o be a big Walleye hooked by the tail. I tried to repeat the pass but only snagged into carp. Now how can I key in on anything when schools of carp, gar and catfish are sitting in the areas the walleye use? I tried running my motor over them but that didn’t help. Seems ever since those commercial fisherman were out last winter netting carp in that area that the carp now hang in the ledges next to deeper water where the Walleye hangout.
I went back out yesterday in the snow fall and I did catch 7 fish but only felt two of them actually hit the lure and the rest just nipped at the last hook and were barely hooked.