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Reagan and Kate McCurnin proudly show off the Lake Belle Taine northern pike 6-year-old Kate landed despite a broken arm. While some species, like walleye, tend to decline in activity late in the summer, other species such as northern pike, bass and muskie become more aggressive (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Fish behaviors vary; so do ways to foil them

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The last few weeks of July and the beginning portion of August typically mark what many anglers refer to as the "dog days" of summer.


In the world of angling, warm water temperatures can cause fish to seek refuge in deeper, cooler environments and become somewhat inactive. However, as everyone knows, this summer has been anything but typical.

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