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Lake Lookout Shoals

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Species

Catfish

Season

Summer (Current)
7 Fishing Reports
35 Followers

Lake Lookout Shoals Overview

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Top Techniques Reported for Catfish + Summer

Live Bait Rigs
  1. Live Bait Rigs
    3
Total Fishing Reports
7
Top Species Reported for Summer
  1. Catfish3 Reports
  2. Largemouth Bass2 Reports
  3. Walleye1 Report

Fishing Reports

7 Reports on Lake Lookout Shoals

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  • Will Price

    Silver Ambassador

    7/15/21

    • Species

      Largemouth Bass

    • Season

      Summer

    • Technique

      Carolina Rigs

    • Structure

      Rock Pile

    This is my favorite time of the year to fish this lake not to mention it has a lot of quality bites to offer. Start early at sunrise covering as much water as possible by paralleling the shoreline with a buzzbait or most moving topwaters. Alot of bites should come early. By mid morning move up river and look for rock piles and use a natural presentation such as a carolina rig and drag it slow. Then as the sun gets up higher target some docks near the lower end as they should generate a few bites. Always be ready when setting the hook as it could be a 5+ pounder on any bite because this lake holds big fish!
  • Tin Ngou

    Gold Ambassador

    7/21/23

    • Species

      Catfish

    • Season

      Summer

    • Technique

      Live Bait Rigs

    • Structure

      Boulders

    • Water Temperature

      82°

    On a hot summer day, I decided to go out to the river where there is some moving water and bait running to fish. This particular part of the river I’m fishing is relatively shallow with some deep holes. I went out early in the morning and threw the cast net around to get some live shad to use. The shad I got was about 4-6 inches long. I would free line these shad out into those deep pockets for whatever bites. I was free lining these big shad on my st croix mojo bass spinning 7’1 MH with a shimano vanford 4000. I had 20ln braid with a 20lb mono leader for abrasion against rocks in the river. I was using a size 1 mosquito hook to hook these shad. I like using a smaller hook with this technique because the smaller hook allows the bait to swim more naturally. The deep hole I was fishing was about 10-20ft deep. In one of those holes, I was able to get a big flat head catfish to bite my free swimming shad. When it’s dead of summer, the best technique is to find moving cooler water and live bait.
  • Tin Ngou

    Gold Ambassador

    7/7/23

    • Species

      Catfish

    • Season

      Summer

    • Technique

      Live Bait Rigs

    • Structure

      Dam

    • Forage

      Alewife

    • Water Temperature

      80°

    Today I went to a dam in the dead of summer to try to catch some fish. With the dam not running and really hot summer day, I decided to use live bait. I was able to cast net some live alewife shad and use them as bait. Today I was just free lining these shad on my st croix mojo bass spinning 7’1 MH with my stradic 4000. On my stradic 4000, I had 20lb powerpro braid and 20 mono leader to help with abrasion against the rocks. I was throwing these shad on a 1/0 owner octopus hook to let it swim freely. If you throw a hook too big, it will weight down the bait and won’t swim naturally. I’ve caught a handful of big catfish just letting my shad free line. Because it’s dead of summer and no current, throwing live bait is one of the most effective techniques to catch any type of fish. Almost anything will eat a live bait, especially at dams.
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