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 should start to transition into that early summer bite, and we'll see more and more action on leeches and crawlers. The regularly overcast skies throughout May provided pretty consistent fishing throughout the day, but the increased sunshine this week made the bites a little more concentrated during mornings and evenings.
Bass fishing has been very good this weekend. We're hearing more reports of smallies moving up to spawn, and they are getting much more aggressive. Working plastics up on the shallow rock and gravel during the day has been very productive. Largemouth are starting to load into the shallows around any structure they can find. Weed growth should change quite a bit this week and we'll see the largemouth roll into their normal locations.
We are still hearing reports of crappie in shallow on some of the lakes. On most of the smaller warmer lakes the fish have pulled off the edges and are dropping into the growing cabbage beds. Anglers are picking them up doing anything from slip bobbers, dragging plastics, and pitching crappie minnows.