Fisher’s Resort – The fishing on the flats has been good this week. I was out today checking out some flats and had a great day of fishing. Caught quite a few in the 23″-25″ range and some smaller ones mixed in. A red hook and a leech on a live bait rig worked well on the top edges of the flats. Most flats have fish on them but not all. It’s pretty easy to spot them when they show up like they did in the photo. The smallmouth were very active in 3-5′ on some of the reefs. Most of them were small but it was fun seeing schools of 25 or more fish swimming around.
Lundeen’s Tackle Castle – Most of the walleye action is on the mud flats. Use leeches or crawlers. Smallies are hanging in 5-12 feet on the rockpiles. Tubes, wackys, drop-shot rigs and jerk baits all work well. Northern can be taken on spoons or on live suckers. Nearly all these fish are weed-oriented and are found in 7-12 feet at this point.
Garrison Sports – having some great results Northern fishing as Brandon from North Branch shows.
Twin Pines Resort – reporting some great walleye fishing off their launches with 123 fish caught on Tuesday.
Brad Hawthorne Guide Service – Water temps are 70-71 and as you may know thats when the big mayflies hatch..and they are, You would think top water would be the choice for smallmouth right now but simple paddle tail ring grubs and regular paddle tails are working great. On the slower days tubes worked slowly back or Carolina rigged will keep you on the bass. Walleyes are just about everywhere, The best areas have been the mud, use your sonar everyday is different. Some day they’re hanging on the edges, some days the tops and other you’ll find them 20-15 yards off the flats.