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Below you will see the current fishing report posted on: 09/06/2020

General Conditions

Ice out was around April 13th. Water level has been full and fairly stable most of the season so far with current water temps cooling to around 65 to 68 degrees.

Walleye Report

Good numbers of Walleye are hitting good on crawlers and leeches just outside the weed edges in 12 to 17 feet of water.

Crappie Report

Crappies are hitting very well and they are nice sized. Look for them grouped up in deeper water suspended about 12 to 14 feet below the surface, Use little rubber crappie jigs like mini mites or gets-its or mini gulp. Nice Bluegill are being caught with either whole crawlers or pieces of crawlers suspended over the top of the fish cribs that are in about 17 feet of water... or any try fishing in any deep brush or falling trees that is located in 10 to 16 feet of water.

Musky Report

Musky fishing has picked up very well during the past 2 weeks and they are mostly being caught on the shallow bars in the weeds or off shoreline shelfs that have weeds. The weeds have been excellent almost all year and they still are on most spots. Water temps are perfect and many mid 40 inch fish have been taken lately. The next 3 weeks should be great!!!

Northern/Smallmouth Bass report

Smallmouth seemed like they moved a bit deeper during the day but the evening fishing is producing nice smallys on the shallow bars and shores with hard bottom, rock, and wood. Northern are being caught on the weedy shorelines and weed edges and weed beds..


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