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Bass fishing at Area Lakes

As much fun as it is to catch bluegills from a canoe, kayak or shore, sometimes a larger fish makes for a great trip. For that kind of fishing adventure, it is good to know that there are excellent Largemouth Bass lakes a short drive from Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast.

Several Lakes in the area have such good populations of Largemouth bass that fishing tournaments take place on a regular basis. Big Cedar, Little Cedar, Pike, Elkhart, Kettle Moraine and Long Lakes are home to the Kettle Moraine Monday Bass tournaments on a rotating basis all summer. While the tournaments are great events, their presence on these lakes indicates strong populations of bass are present. The catch and release ethic of tournament anglers keeps the population of the bass strong.

Largemouth Bass are the primary attraction, although Elkhart Lake has a strong population of Smallmouth bass as well. Most of the lakes require a boat to fish them successfully, but Little Cedar Lake and Pike Lake do have boat rentals for those who do not own a boat.

Typical bass presentations, including wacky rigged SENKO plastic worms work well. Fishing around piers and along deep weed lines will usually produce at least some bass. Sometimes it does take a whole nightcrawler on a small hook/sinker set-up to get the bass when the fish are really picky. Early mornings and late evenings feature the peak fish feeding activity, but some fish can be caught all day as well. They just move deeper into the weeds when the sun is bright.

It is also possible to find a fishing guide in the area, but services are limited. Sally and Chris can help you with information on guides or you can stop in at Smalltown Bait and Tackle in nearby Barton and they will know of area guides as well.

It is always special when a bass grabs the bait, and heads for the surface, jumping clear out of the water. Enjoy that soon on your trip to Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast.