Support our Sponsors! Click on the Banner Ads to learn more about their products and services.

Fishin' Reports

Report Archive

Skip Navigation Links.
Reports > 2023 > April > Friday 21
Friday, April 21, 2023
By Dave Graybill
I really wanted to see how Billy Clapp was fishing this year, so James Lebow and I tried it on Thursday. It was a very chilly morning, but the water was flat calm. When we ran up above the island to the shoreline we wanted to fish we were seeing fish dimpling on surface. We took that to be good sign, as we planned on flatlining plugs. We ran out a selection of Rapalas from big to small, and it wasn’t until we focused on smaller lures that we had some success. I’ve had much better trout fishing on Billy Clapp than what we experienced on Thursday. We’ve fished the lake in February, when we had to launch a small boat across the sand. The water had to be colder than 42 degrees, which it is right now. We did two long loops and landed four rainbow; all were cookie cutter 13-inchers. While trolling for trout we spotted some nice groups of walleye on the bottom, and we are going to hit these the next time we visit Billy Clapp. We had a pretty productive day walleye fishing here in past seasons.