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Fishing Report June 18, 2019

Posted by Swanson's Bait & Tackle on 18th Jun 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 chop are rolling they can be shallower, but most days 15-20' is a safe bet. Rigging has been the go to method for most anglers, but some have started pulling some spinners.

Smallmouth have mostly finished up spawning except a few deeper spots. Fish have pulled off the edges and started to school up. Stay back from the first drop and work the breaks adjacent to the shallow flats they were spawning at. You'll find pockets of fish on inside corners and around bigger boulders. Swimming plastics and jigs off the edges usually work the best, but if they are amped up you can pull cranks and topwater off the edges as well!

The panfish have mostly finished up spawning and are pulling off the edges. It sounds like the crappie have been going really well the last week on many area lakes. Fish off the breaks related to the weed beds they were spawning in. Cabbage beds can be a great place to focus. Slip bobbers and minnows are the relaxed way to fish, but drag a jig and minnow or small crappie plastics around the weedbeds to get after them.

We've heard some positive muskie reports the last couple week. Several nice fish have been boated the last few days. Nice to see prior to the dog days ahead of us!