Trolling on the North end of Mille Lacs in 14 to 16 feet remains the best option for muskies.  Use crankbaits and spinner baits for Northerns on the weedlines in the bay areas.  Plastics are producing smallmouth on the 14 to 18 foot rocks.  Big bass have been caught in deeper water away from structures.

 

Lundeen’s Tackle Castle – The smallmouth bite is a little slower than most folks expect – 12-15 smallies/trip seems pretty common, but expectations are HIGH with all of our new notariaty. Dropshot rigs have been the best lately, with jerkbaits and tubes close behind. Stick to 8-12 feet during the low light periods, and 12-20 when the sun is higher. The northern bite is better than it was last year at this time, though very few people are chasing them lately. 9-14 feet with big suckers is the ticket. Expect the walleye fishing to be good while it lasts!