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Below you will see the current fishing report posted on: 07/23/2020

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 72 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. They are getting them in shallow brush and wood in 6 to 10 feet of water... often suspended part way down about 3 to 8 feet down. Use little rubber crappie jigs like mini mites and gets-its or mini gulp. Also try fishing the bogs that are over deep water at dawn and just before sundown about 7 to 10 feet down in 20 to even 30 feet of water. Use little rubber crappie jigs like mini mites and gets-its or mini gulp. Bluegill can be found with little rubber jigs or pieces of crawlers in brushes in 5 to 8 feet of water.

Musky Report

Musky fishing has gotten off to a good start with several good sized one being caught already. There are still excellent weeds on most bars; however, currently water temps are too warm and the musky fishing is fairly slow. There is some action shallow on the weed bars near deep water but it is spotty. Once the water cools below 75 it should pick up and once mid August comes and water temps go into the low 70s consistently the lake should EXPLODE with great musky action for 3 weeks to a month. So brace yourselves for great musky fishing when that happens!!

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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