Deer Hunting and Fishing Tips

 
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Fishing Lakeville Lake

Largemouth Bass Lakeville Lake

Two years ago I fished Lakeville Lake back when I only had a Pelican Bass Raider for a fishing boat. It was a fun fishing boat to have, but it only measured 10 feet in length and you could only have two fisherman aboard the boat.


It is not meant for busy lakes because I remember when a fast boat when by on Lakeville Lake, came close to actually flipping over, lol. It’s definitely no Crestliner Superhawk, the awesome boat I have now!
Anyways, onto the fishing! From what I remember, I got there right around day break, it was about 6:30am when I launched the Bass Raider into the water. I first tossed out my favorite lure for inland lakes, a Mepps spinner with a purple Berkley Powerbait. The fish immediately started hitting it, the first fish was a lovely largemouth bass. The second a pike! The biting was constant from 6:30am all the way to 12:00pm, then the fish kind of stopped feeding. Which is normal for any kind of lake, morning is always the best for fishing.

Northern Pike Lakeville Lake

That day I hooked around twelve fish, three pike and nine bass. All relatively small, the lake doesn’t seem to produce big fish. While I can’t officially say that, hence the word “seem,” I’m sure there are some big fish lurking around Lakeville Lake. I did have a line break off around 1:00pm, it was definitely a northern pike. I was reeling up my Mepps spinner right near the boat then wham, the line snapped in a heart beat. Not sure if the pike was big or not, but chances are it was a decent size fish. The pikes I caught that day had small mouths and for them to swallow the whole Mepps lure, they would have to really suck it in. I think the pike that broke my line had a big mouth! Would of been nice to see a peak of the fish, but it happened so fast all I remember is the “plink” noise, which was snapping of my line.

All in all, I had an awesome time at Lakeville Lake. The fish I caught weren’t very big like Lake St. Clair, but having caught twelve fish, it was a good day of fishing. I do remember going by a fisherman that said he caught the biggest perch he had ever seen, so the lake does produce some big fish. Whether they are a smaller species of fish or not.

Bluegill hanging out near lily pads.

It’s definitely a beautiful lake to fish in Oakland County Michigan if you’re ever in the area. I really loved the lily pads on parts of the lake. That’s where the bluegill tend to hangout, and where there’s bluegill, you know there’s bass and pike lurking around the area. I did catch a few bluegill that day too with my fly and bubble rig. You can see in the picture over to the left. I also love how some of the lakes are built really close to the shoreline, I remember seeing two houses that were on their own island, that was pretty wild to see! You don’t see stuff like that much in Michigan, at least I haven’t! I just hope those houses get the internet and cable, lol.

If you decide to fish the lake, make sure you go during the week, and not the weekend. It gets pretty busy out on Lakeville Lake on the weekend. Like I said up above, one bass boat went by me at a high speed and almost tipped my small Bass Raider boat over. But if you have a big boat, I guess it’s all good. Definitely give Lakeville Lake a try!