I usually don't fish deep on that lake though it is effective. I usually stick to the canals to the very south by James with a wacky senko green pumpkin. I will ...more mark the pipes on the map. They will be all the way up grassy creek. Just look at the fishidy map for tippi and you will see it up the creek. The creek arm by Oswego lake (not the canal the creek in the east side of Oswego) is good because it will stay cooler in the summer
thanks for tips again man, what pipes are you talking about ? and I did ok prefishing last weekend, found some in the outlet canal off Oswego lake, caught some fish ...more on jigs on deeper dock on james lake and the main tippy by the danced hall, was thinking about trying some caroling rigs off the main points and ledges, I deff will try up grassy creek with my frog, how deep do you usually fish there ?
Yes I have Tyler. I really like tippi. I will tell you that there is a crap ton of grass and docks in that lake. The grass is key. The southern end is my favorite. ...more It's really clear so have natural colors on for your soft plastics. In grassy creek the frog bite is really good. Don't be afraid to fish the creek all the way to the lock/ boat ramp. The morning bite is key. The weed lines down at the convergence of the creek/lake james/ and the main tippi lake are really good with a popper. The canals are good in the morning to the south. If it gets to 12 or 1 and you still don't have a limit, fish the pipes all the way up the creek. It's deep enough for speed boats so don't be shy. If you skip a senko in all those pipes you can catch a limit.
I think there will still be some left. The southern end will have bedded fish and the northern end will have cruising fish. The north west side of the lake has some ...more good weed lines that hold keepers. The morning largemouth bite is what I would key on. They will be in the cannals and on the flat that joins the canals together
It all depends on your style of fishing. Fish your strengths. If you like light line and a spinning rod target the smallies in 5-9 foot of water where there is rock. ...more If you like shallow fishing you can flip a small craw or creature bait in the canals. MAKE SURE that all your colors are light natural looking colors. No blacks or blues. Green, smoke, watermelon and purple are good. They eat lots of crawfish on that lake.
A wacky senko is always a good pic for fishing the canals there. Drop shotting for smallmouth is good on the main lake. Use light line and small worms (3-5 inch) ...more in green and purple. They will probably be spawning so look for shallow rock for smallmouth.