Grew up fishing Lower Clam and Ghost, dam.. I miss that area. Haven't been up there since '90 or '91.We live right on the lake here and we exclusively fish walleyes at night when they move up into the shallow weed edges to feed. Usually a very enjoyable time for us - all the jet skis and powerboats are gone off the lake, on 4,000 acres of water there might be only us and one or two other boats on the lake. Wife and I have been doing it for 30+ years, we have our boat equipped with red LED deck lighting, sometimes if we end up 15 or 20 miles from our dock at midnight to 1:00 in the morning and get caught in fog, we'll spend the entire night on the lake and come in in the morning.
Very peaceful, many times we don't care if we catch any walleyes or not, if it's a clear night it's incredibly beautiful out there on the water at night.
That whole area is beautiful. Sad to hear from friends, a lot has changed over the years. But, it happens. I'm sure there's still a few spots to hide from crazy vacationers.
Hope to get up your way next spring.
Being a 7 hour ride, it's a little rough, just taking a few days up there. Would have to be a full week, to be worth it for me again.
I started hitting Winnebago System, less than 3 hours away.
Still, pretty cool when your the only one out, in the middle of the night, and the lake is like glass.
I tend to fish early and late. Let the jet ski's and party boaters have the lake while sun's beating down.
Something special about sitting in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by water, and not a soul around. Even better when you find a nice little fishing hole, and you come in at sun up, with a cooler full of fish.
Thanks for reminding me about that area.