6\12\16 Summit Lake
Today I knew the temperature would be the hottest it had been so far this year and I wanted to get up early and try to do some top water fishing!
One of my favorite lakes for top water if Summit, I like it because it has a lot vegetation and a variety of different shorelines to fish. I got up really early to beat the heat. I was at the lake and just getting on the water around sunrise so I was able to get some good pictures!
The lake was very similar to the last time I fished it in that around the shore there was about 3-5 ft of clear water before the weeds started. So I started around the piers and threw a top water frog and immediately started catching nice 15-16″ bass. I fished two or three of the piers until the bite slowed a little bit.
Once it slowed down I switched to a plastic worm and threw to the same spots and started catching them again! It was a fast and fun morning, I only fished for a couple of hours before the temperature for into the high 80’s and I packed up. I caught around 15 fish and all were between 12-16 inches!
Lake ranking: 5 star
Where: Summit Lake, Tekamah NE
When: June 22nd 2014
Weather: 80 scattered storms
This weekend I decided I wanted to camp. We have camped out at Summit before and since she liked it out there we went back. After setting up the tent we got about an hour of fishing in before dark. The weather was great! We had a good fire and grilled hot dogs. Around 4am a big storm rolled through which rocked our little tent but everything stayed dry.
The next morning it rained pretty heavily until around 10am. Once the rain cleared we got back out on the lake. If you are familiar with Summit you know that there is a ton of vegetation in the lake so our lure selection had to be adjusted accordingly. I spent most of my time throwing a lipless crankbait (or rattle trap) and a texas rigged creature bait. I caught plenty of fish, all were away from shore in about 8ft of water right off of the weed lines. People fishing the bank or from shore were having trouble finding them but anyone fishing the suspended fish off of the deeper weed lines was catching fish.
Below are some good pictures, kinda cool getting them coming out of the water. I really enjoy going to Summit and always seem to catch nice fish!
Overall Ranking: 5 Star
Great boat ramp, camping, swimming and hiking. Caught a lot of fish and of different species. The lake has great water clarity and structure and is a short distance from the metro area.