Hit the water at 6:15am today. Mostly crappy and a few perch till about 11am. Around 11:30 the bass just exploded. Landing 10 for the total today with the largest weighing in at almost 8 pounds! I would say that today was the most action I've had on Struble in several years now. I will agree that fishing LMB on Struble is not considered world class, however, it did produce some absolute hogs today. Was also very nice as there was only 1 yak on the lake and didn't have to deal with the yak herds or traffic. Was quiet and peaceful, outstanding day!
It was a killer day. They started biting on a rubber worm with a light jig head. I switched over to my consistent producer, Bitsy Bug black in 3/16 and a rage craw green/orange. First pitch under heavy cover brought up a nice 4 pounder. Drifted the banks to the right of the damn breast. I was trying for walleye first thing in the morning, but not a single bite.
Was also wondering, I've heard a lot of back and forth about the deepest part of Struble. I don't have electronics on my boat, but the deepest part I could tell from anchoring and casting was about 8 feet. From the reading I've done, it seems that there is not a current, actual reading of the maximum depth. I've heard the deepest is about 30 feet near the damn, but it seemed much shallower when I was there. Does anyone have current, real data on struble depth chart?
Last Edit: Jun 30, 2015 16:20:09 GMT -5 by bassassin
Great report! I fish the lake about once a week mostly for crappies and panfish. I do a lot of trolling there and call tell you the deepest spot I've found is about 17' to 18' feet. About 100' feet off the dam and slightly left of the outflow if your facing the dam. Hope that helps.
I thought it was rather shallow. Next time I go, I'll see if I can get over it. Really interested in catching some walleye, but it doesn't seem like anyone catches them there. Which isn't really surprising, considering how shallow the water is.
It's going to be tough. You can jump in the water at the dock and would barely come to your waist. There's also many shallow spots throughout. I've never seen anything there larger than a 14footer. Doesn't mean it can't be done, but personally I wouldn't risk my 18' on a relatively shallow lake