The lake temperatures are falling and so are the leaves
However, the fishing is getting better daily as the lakes continue to move towards the Fall turn over. Look for the crappies to be schooled in deeper water on muddy bottoms typically found along the lake’s basin. Depths can range from 20-30 ft. Use a 1/8 oz. jig tipped with a crappie minnow and drag the bait slowly through the schools. The bites will be a “slurp” or “tick”. Bass can be found schooled along deep weed lines as well as a good number of walleyes. Walleyes are being caught along the weed lines as well. We are catching them in the 11-17ft depth range depending on the lake. Traditional live bait rigs are working well—especially if tipped with a lively rainbow chub minnow. Trolling big spinner baits or shallow running crank baits are pulling pike off of the shallower weed flats in the 6-10 f. range.
Lotsa Fish! Lotsa Fun!
Minnesota Fishing Guide Service
Capt. Josh Hagemeister