Fishing report: June 19 - 25
The weather has been variable this season with lots of rain. The start of the week, and more importantly, the start of muskie season, has seen a lot of cloud cover.
Fishing is very active; muskies are in weedy bays and being caught on Mepps and spinnerbaits. Smallmouth bass are still on the rocky shorelines and being caught on crank baits; run them 4 - 10 feet deep. Northern pike are in weedy bays in 4 - 6 feet of water; white and red spinner baits are working well. Walleyes are being found off rock points and on reefs in 15 - 22 feet; pink and yellow jigs are productive.
If you are still looking for 2016 dates, please check our blog posting called "2016 availability". It is updated every few days as new guests reserve a trip, and others need to change their dates.
Some of the great fish being caught this week are:
Arnt Pederson (Minnetonka, MN), a 26 inch walleye
Kent Gubrud (Minneapolis, MN), a 25 inch walleye
Ray Zegers (Winneconne, WI) a 22 inch walleye
Bob Webber (Chippewa Falls, WI), a 36 ½ inch northern
Jason Webber (Colorado Springs, CO), a 35 ½ inch northern and 21 ½ inch walleye
Herb Polachek (Golden Valley, MN), an 18 inch smallmouth
Eric Klein (Castle Rock, CO), a 23 inch walleye
Mike Johnson (Vacaville, CA), a 23 inch walleye
Dixie Boring (Brainerd, MN) and guide Bill with a 43 inch muskie
David Erdahl (Rochester, MN), a 23 inch walleye
Kevin Schultz (Mokena, IL), a 48 inch muskie
Duck Bay guide Bill, a 24 inch walleye
Chad Haver (Farmington, MN), a 31 inch northern
Nic Norton (Kearney, NE), a 40 inch muskie