The Whitefish Chain is a exceptional largemouth and smallmouth bass fishery. The Whitefish Chain hosts several major bass fishing tournaments each season. The lake has every type of structure a bass fisherman could want. One of my favorite types is dock fishing. Something I rarely get to do a fishing guide. Some of the biggest bass can be in less than 4 feet of water even in the middle of the day. The key is finding the docks with access to deeper water. Sometimes all it takes is a larger run-about with a 200-300 hp engine on a lift. These types of docks are worth exploring. The big engine has just enough power to dig out a hole behind the lift. Sometimes, depending how aggressive to the drive is, the hole can be 2 to 3 feet deeper than the surrounding water. Big bass love these locations. The best lure for these spots is a 3 to 4 inch tube. The trick is to skip the bait back under the dock as far as possible. This is one of the reason I so seldom fish this technique on guide trips. A good fishing guide finds techniques which allow even the most unskilled angler to catch fish. This technique takes some time to master but the benefits are worth it. This is the closest thing to hand to hand combat you can have with a bass. The fishing rod needs to be 7 to 7 1/2 feet will 30 to 50 lbs test line. Skip the bait back as far a possible and then let the bait fall as slowly as possible. Sometime the strike will just be a twitch of the line. Rear back and set the hook as hard as you can. The key is to give the bass pointed in the right direction. It is the only way to keep them from wrapping you up on the dock poles.
Whitefish Bass Guides:
We will supply everything necessary for a great day of walleye fishing on the Whitefish Chain. Our Brainerd fishing guides have years of experience, great personalities, and the skills necessary to put your group on fish. Everything is provided on our Whitefish fishing charters. We can pick you up from the dock, hotel, or resort. Give us a call. We have been the number one ranked Whitefish fishing charter for the last twenty+ years.