Minnesota Fishing Report

img_3969Water temperatures have dropped below 50-degrees. The walleye bite has been best in 20-35 feet of water on most area lakes. Most docks have been removed and some lakes still have very shallow water so keep this in mind when launching and loading. Jigs with large fatheads or small suckers, and rigs with small to medium suckers are working well. Redtail chubs have been hard to come by, but if you find them it should be like Halloween candy to the walleyes! The evening bite as the sun hits the tree line has been triggering more active feeding, but fish are still biting well during the day. Great perch action has been a bonus for anglers chasing walleyes. Muskie anglers continue to do well using large sucker minnows, especially on Big Detroit Lake. Crappie action has been great for anglers using small jigs and minnows or small high action plastic tails; look for fish to be suspended at roughly 18-25 feet off the sharp breaks leading to deeper waters.