Walnut Creeks Annual Fish Fry is being set up. The date is September 7, Sunday at noon. Everyone is welcome but MUST bring a dish and fish that are no older than six months. Sign-up sheets are in the lobby and on the south door of the office building. We still need people to volunteer to fry fish, to bring a couple folding tables, and lots of food and fish. FISH MUST BE HERE BY SEPTEMBER 4, so it can be inspected and thawed. It will go on until the food is gone or until the building closes whichever comes first. If not enough sign up, it will be canceled.
Steel head: People are starting to show up at the creeks for the steel head activity but the fish are not showing up just yet. You might be a lucky one and catch one but it doesn't happen often. The water temperature is too high yet (75 degrees). When it reaches 68 degrees that is the time to start checking. They are only catching a couple here and there out in the lake. The best time to start looking into it is at the end of September or when you start seeing boats trolling in front of the creeks.
Walleye: are on the decline. Very few limits are being caught as of late. It could be because of the nasty weather we have been having the past couple weeks. The ones being caught are outside the perch pack. Worm harnesses and plugs are being used. Plugs might get you a steel head but not many of them are being caught yet. Plugs also keep the unwanted fish from biting.
Perch: are in 54-64 ft. straight out of Walnut and between Trout and Walnut. A lot of perch are being caught while trolling for walleye. Emerald shiners are the preferred bait. They are also biting on the small golden shiners. Just look for the pack and park on outside of it. They are on the bottom a lot of the time. Just bounce the bottom a couple times and slowly reel up until they hit. Sometimes you can't even feel them hit.
GOOD LUCK AND GOOD FISHING