Fishing in Land O' Lakes!

Tips from Colin Crawford's Guide Service

Fishing in Land O' Lakes!

Change of Seasons...Means Adaptation

June 10, 2018 ·

Remember, it is starting to get busy on the lakes with non-fisherman also using the water.  So, mornings and evenings are usually going to be the best times to get some fishing done.  Along with the change of seasons, comes the hatching of mayflies and other bugs, which also means it is time to change some of your techniques by adding leeches and crawlers to your arsenal.

Northern Pike:  Fish are being caught while jigging in and along the weeds and by throwing spinnerbaits and spoons.

Walleye: Catching fish still on jig and minnow combos, swimbaits, and slip bobbers. Green weeds are still producing fish and also, I’m finding a few hanging around some cribs. Bugs are starting to hatch, so it is time to start using leeches and crawlers.

Panfish:  Perch are still being caught on jigs and slip bobber rigs alike; depending on the lake, you will need to switch to the mud flats because bugs are starting to hatch. Crappies can be caught in the weeds under slip bobber rigs using a hook and minnow or twitching a small jig tipped with a plastic under a bobber. Bluegills are moving into the shallows and can be caught slip bobbering tipped with plastic, waxworms, or a piece of crawler.

Muskie:  Bucktails, jerk baits and glide baits around the new weeds are working great 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, Twitter or Instagram. NPAA #94. Remember, if you hire a guide, make sure the guide is licensed as a guide.

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