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Fishing Report

Fishing Report June 24, 2019

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Another great week of fishing across the area in the books! Walleye fishing has definitely slowed down, but it is still pretty darn good. Leeches and crawlers have been the name of the game on a good drift, but when the wind has laid down, slow trolling around has been a must. Sitting in a pocket might be good for a fish or two, but for the most part you need to cover ground now that they're spreading out. 15-20' has been the most common depth range to find them, but some shallow fish are still going when the clouds and chop are on.

Crappie fishing has dropped into summer mode with most fish now back in their deeper water haunts. Find the nice cabbage in 6-12' and get the jigs dragging over the tops, or drop a slip bobber right in there with a lively crappie minnow. In the evenings you can bump up the speed and cover more ground to find the feeding fish. The bluegills have been spawning on many lakes in the area, and finishing up on some. 

Smallmouth fishing has been really good this last week. Most of the good smallmouth lakes in the area have moved into post spawn, and fish are getting very aggressive. Topwater has been working well, otherwise twitching cranks and dragging plastics have all been working well. 

Largemouth have been doing very well too. They're still roaming the shallows in new weedbeds. Spinnerbaits still seem to be the best way to pull them as the weeds haven't really choked everything off yet. As the weeds thicken up jigging pockets and frogging will be the go to.

Muskie fishing has been pretty good with the various weather patterns going through. If you spend a half day out there, your odds are pretty good at having some fish get active. Mid sized bucktails and jerkbaits are producing best right now. It won't be long and the thumpers will heat up.


Fishing Report June 18, 2019

Walleye fishing has been VERY good over the last month! They have started to turn the corner with Leeches and Crawlers being a little more productive, but the minnows have still been working as well. Deeper water has been the trend the last few days as well in that 15-20' range. If the clouds and [...]

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Fishing Report June 10, 2019

We had a scorcher last week that shot the water temps up fast! Fish have responded very quickly, and we're seeing them move into summer patterns in a big hurry. Leeches and crawlers have been working very well for walleye, and the fish have been spreading out over the flats. Rigs and walleye spinners have [...]

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Fishing Report June 3, 2019

Water temps are starting to come up in a hurry, and the sunshine we are going to see this week will keep them shooting up. Most fish have still been in their spring patterns, and they really haven't gone into warm water mode, but we expect to see them make that transition this week.Walleye fishing [...]

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Fishing Report May 27, 2019

Water temps are slowly making their way to where we need them finally. We're seeing most surface temps in the 50s now and some into the 60s depending on the day. Fish have been starting to get very active. Fishing has been very good, but it keeps getting better. Walleye fishing has primarily been a minnow [...]

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Fishing Report May 20, 2019

Walleye fishing has been very good across the area! It has been a bit of a finesse bite on most lakes, but the walleye are definitely eating. Evenings seem to be best overall, but with all the cloud cover we've had fish can be found during the day as well.  It's always hard to beat [...]

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Fishing Report May 13, 2019

Fishing opener 2019 was an interesting one! Overall water temps have really come up from what we were anticipating, and fishing was very comparable to normal openers. Walleye in general were pretty shallow, and it seemed like the guys pitching lighter jigs/minnows were doing best. Fish seemed to be a little finicky so getting out [...]

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Fishing Report May 5, 2019

Crappie fishing has been picking up this weekend with the sunshine we were able to get. Water temps have started to come up and anglers have been doing better on crappies up shallow in the shallow lakes and bays. Find the pencil reeds and reed beds and work the edges towards the later portion of [...]

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Fishing & Bait Report May 5, 2019

There are a handful of anglers getting after the crappie. For the most part they're still hanging of that first edge, but we've had a couple reports of them being found up shallower. As the water warms they should head into the shallows pretty quickly, but for now we recommend targeting them in the 6-10' [...]

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Ice Out Report April 29, 2019

The majority of lakes are open across the area! Just in time for a dusting of snow this morning?? Oh well, it is good to see water again. We heard a lot of loons, ducks, and boats this weekend! Last we heard Ten Mile still had some ice on the main lake, as well as [...]

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