It has been a beautiful week of sunshine and so far the weekend looks nice! Before you go out fishing make sure you check out the Otter Tail Lakes Country fishing report for this week!
The weather has finally become more stable in regards to temperatures and the water levels have gotten back to where they need to be for good fishing. The walleye fishing is still going strong. Walleyes are being taken in 5-8 feet of water to 10-15 feet all the way out to 28 feet depending on the day. Trolling for walleye at about 1 mph is a good starting point as you rip 1/16th ounce jigs in 6-10 feet of water. Ripping jigs in shallow water with a shiner minnow has been a good system to produce walleye. However, this presentation is coming to an end real soon as the shiner run is over and the minnows are starting to get soft. As sucker minnows or golden shiners become available, make the switch from shiner minnows. Don’t forget the leeches, as walleyes have been active with that bait as well. The northern bite has been very active on lakes making for an exhilarating fishing trip. Crappies are being pulled on a crappie minnow or wax worm and have been active on most lakes. In a few select lakes, the Bass action has been great. Find them on the break line or right in the reeds with spinnerbait.
Thank you to those who contributed to this report: PT’s Guide Service, Ben’s Bait, and Scott’s Bait & Tackle/Finn’s Best Tackle, Taxidermy & Guide Service.