Lake Nottely Fishing Report – May 2021

GON Staff | April 29, 2021

Nottely: Level: 0.8 feet above full. Temp: 61-64 degrees. Clarity: Stained in the creeks, but the main lake is clearing up.

Stripers: Guide Jeremy Seabolt reports, “It has been an awesome April. We have caught some nice fish and lots of them. We have had the best luck pulling planers with shad and large herring first thing in the mornings. Then we have been moving out into the deeper water pulling weighed freelines 100 feet back. The DNR has done an awesome job the last few years. We have a lot of different age classes of fish showing up in big schools. One of our guides got a 26-pounder recently, so the bigger fish are showing up mid-lake. Red Fins in herring and shad colors have also been working first thing in the morning and in the afternoons. Work the sunny points and hold on. May is always a fun month to fish. We will be fishing about the same way as April, but we’ll also be fishing points with herring. The herring should be starting to spawn by mid-May, so that’s always a lot fun to fish. They will be up shallow gorging on the shad, so don’t be scared to pull your baits right up on the banks. Also a fluke is a go-to bait in May. Don’t forget the Bait Shack on Nottely has all your live bait needs, and it’s open 24/7 so you can go catching whenever you want.”

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