As the story goes, the fishing has been good when Mother Nature allows us to get on the water. Lately we’ve had some windy days but when it has subsided the fish are there and they are hungry.
The trolling bite has been pretty consistent this last week, some guys are finding fish shallow still but a lot have been pushing out to 15-25 feet of water with some good success. Look to troll at 1-1.2mph with a spinner. As far as bait goes, try using a plastic like Berkley Gulp! or a worm. The benefit of a product like Berkley Gulp! is that when you miss a fish, get snagged, or get short bit you don’t have to worry about rebaiting your hook as a plastic like that generally tends to hold on longer and better than live bait. For weight on your spinner, use a 1oz or 1 ½oz bottom bouncer. Focus on sunken roads, weed lines, or structures like sunken rock piles. Once you catch a fish or two make sure to mark that spot or turn right back over. As a general rule of thumb where there is 1 walleye there is usually more. Trolling crankbaits has been working well too, try keeping a speed between 2-2.5mph for cranks.
Fish are being caught in most areas of the lake but some main stay areas to try are Pelican Lake, The Golden Highway, Six Mile Bay, and Doc Hagens.
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