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Fishing Report, August 6, 2018

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Walleye fishing is still fairly spotty across the area lakes. Many anglers are reporting finding nice pockets of fish, but they always seem to be fleeting patterns that change rapidly. One of the more consistent methods for catching some walleye around the area has been crankbaits - whether trolling or casting they've been producing. Work the shallow flats located around the deeper water on the lake and pitch cranks late evening and after dark. Also, trolling suspended fish over deeper water on some lakes has worked well too - Ten Mile is always one of the notable lakes for this.

Bass fishing continues to be excellent across the area. Big Largemouth bass are putting the feed bags on up in the weeds. We've also heard some great reports over the deeper edges along the emergent weeds. Spinnerbaits have been working very well. Smallmouth have been day to day, but when they're hot they're hot. During the day use your electronics to locate fish and target them with hair jigs and drop shots, but in the early morning and late evening get out the topwater!

Crappie fishing has been pretty spotty, with plenty of fish available, but they're just spread out and you have to keep on the move. Jigs tipped with crappie minnows are by far the best. A good artificial jig works very well too especially when dragging over cabbage tops because you can pop it more aggressively to when you hang up to stay weed free. Focus on those 6-14' weedbeds.

Muskie continues to be fantastic across the area. Leech has been on fire the last couple weeks, and many fish are being moved regularly out there. We're starting to see more of a trend towards the rocks, but weed and shore fish are still be moved. Smaller lakes in the area like Little Boy, Wabedo, and Baby have been slower, but are still showing plenty of fish.


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