Fishing report: August 7 - 13
Pictured is Brent Malcom with a beautiful 27 inch walleye. Read our guide report to see where guests are catching fish...
Guide report: Walleye are in 26 - 30 feet of water on mid-lake humps and rock points. Northern pike are being found in lily pads; hot lures are Mepps #5 and #6 and white spinnerbaits. Muskie are on rock piles; bright colors are attracting them. Bass are on shorelines with boulders and being caught in 6 - 10 feet of water; crank baits in crawfish patterns are productive.
Some of the nice catches of the week are:
Chris Haugen (Minneapolis, MN), an 18 inch smallmouth
Justin Christopherson (Minneapolis, MN), a 35 inch northern
Ray Avery (Round Rock, TX), his first muskies ever - 36 and 30 inches and an 18 inch smallmouth
Brady Rushin (Brainerd, MN), a 42 inch muskie
Herb Mueller (Naples, FL), a 48 inch muskie and 19 inch smallmouth
Fred Rushin (Elk River, MN), a 14 inch crappie
Griffen Rushin (Brainerd, MN), a 15 inch smallmouth
Ed Kizer (Omaha, NE), 24 and 22 inch walleyes and 37 inch muskie
Lowell Weaver (Fort Myers Beach, FL), a 35 inch northern
Phoenix Father (Winnipeg, MB), a 36 inch northern and a 19 inch smallmouth bass
Rick Russell (Massillon, OH), a 26 inch walleye
Matthew Jacob (Des Moines, IA), a 42 inch muskie (his first muskie ever), 36 inch northern and a 26 inch walleye
Jim Funk (Fort Myers Beach, FL), 37 and 36 inch muskies
T.J. Murphy (Salt Lake City, UT), a 33 ½ inch northern
Alex Trautman (Lake Benton, MN), a 34 inch northern, 18 inch smallmouth bass and 35 ½ inch muskie; one day Alex raised a 42 inch muskie and had him following the figure-8 a number of times but just wouldn't bite. Guide Jimmy threw out a black spinnerbait and it grabbed that. So a good team effort!
Larry Tracy (Danville, IL), a 17 inch smallmouth
Zack Trautman (Lake Benton, MN), a 33 ½ inch northern