Minnesota Fishing Report

John and Louis fishing photo

While the water temperatures dropped significantly last week, they remain relatively high for this time of year, averaging in the low to mid 60s. The bite remains fairly stable for walleyes, with most coming from the sharper breaks in 18-30 feet of water. Rigs and jigs tipped with minnows, and crawlers on rigs are working best. Muskie action has been slow, but it should pick up as the water cools further. The panfish are moving into slightly shallower depths now that the weeds are diminishing. The significant rainfall over the last two weeks has improved the low water conditions and accesses are now in better shape. The water is still low, however, so be cautious when launching and loading your boat.