Reply by: Ajax5240 Posted: 9/28/2015 11:03:55 AM Points: 26993
I haven't been out in quite a while, so I do not have recent info on if they are still busting bait and boiling the surface. It will be challenging to chase those boils without a gas engine as they move around quite a bit. But, if you get close to one, you will have a stealthy advantage.
If you get close to one, shad type baits will be the ticket, silver spoons, lipless cranks, etc.
If you are not close to them, find some structure and fish that area. May not get whites, but at least you will catch some fish.
Reply by: Flyrodn Posted: 9/28/2015 11:24:43 AM Points: 184621
If you have electronics look for bait balls in water from 10-30+ feet. From a float tube I would launch from the old ramp off the group picnic area, Huron cove or the northern most parking area. Shad type lures or flies 2-4 inches or silver spoon lures would be my choice. Sans a depth finder work shallow to deep around transitions. With a canoe you can reach the southern end around the channel, or cross from the marina and work the points/drop-offs.
You might catch boils late or early, but . . . I'd also look for areas where shore birds are feeding (signals bait), or areas where the gulls are hanging/resting. They're lazy so they'll station in hopes the action will get rolling. While not fool-proof there's a chance fish will be out.
Finally, ask at the inspections station (be specific) and query any anglers you encounter. Point is the white bass are there, in good numbers, just a matter of puzzling out areas they're most likely to be hanging out. There's not an area on the lake I haven't caught them, just a matter of finding the right conditions.