Fishing in Land O' Lakes!

Tips from Colin Crawford's Guide Service

Fishing in Land O' Lakes!

It is Getting Buggy

June 18, 2017 ·

With the water temps rising we are and will be dealing with a few bug hatches starting with mayflies; and that will slow down the walleye catching.  That also means, now is the time to start to use night crawlers and leeches

Panfish: Perch are in the weeds and using a slip bobber tipped with minnows or tossing a 1/8th oz. jig with a small minnow seems to be doing the job. Crappies are done spawning now and are in the weeds and around structure. Slip bobber rigs with a hook and minnow or a jig and plastic should do the trick. Bluegills are up in the shallows on the warmer lakes; slip bobber rigs baited with red worms or waxies will catch these. Remember we do have panfish regulations on a few of our lakes in the area.

Bass: Largemouth can be found in the shallow weeds and around docks; they will be caught using spinnerbaits. Smallies are in and around the rocks and can be had by using small crankbaits and jerkbaits.

Northern: Will be found in and around weeds pitching jig and minnows or small spinnerbaits will get their attention.

 Walleye: We are still pitching 1/8th oz. jigs tipped with fathead minnows or slip bobbers just over and around weeds. Try dragging crawlers or a leech on a Lindy rig.

Muskies: Bucktails and jerkbaits are working, along with top water, these are your go to baits for a while now.

Happy fishing!  Selective harvest is the way to go.  Colin Crawford's Guide Service, crawfordfishing@gmail.com (715)891-2715.  Website is www.crawfordfishing.com or you can also find Phelps Outdoors on Facebook. NPAA #94.

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