Fishing in Land O' Lakes!

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Fishing in Land O' Lakes!

2017 Fishing Opener Report

May 2, 2017 ·

Looking a lot like last year with the water levels up and some crazy weather making water temps retreating. Things should be better by the weekend; it looks like some stable weather is coming in starting Wednesday, that should set the pace for the opener. Water temps will be in the mid 40's to the lower 50's depending on your lake choice.

Walleyes:  These fish will be in post spawn for the most part; there will still be some females and some young males on the tail end of it. The post spawn fish will be in a little deeper water right off the area they spawned around. The late fish will be in the shallower water. You can target both of these fish with jigs and minnows. There is some new weed growth that a few fish will be relating to already, a jig and minnow will catch those fish. Also, if weeds are too big and you are getting hung up then go to a slip bobber rig to catch a great fish fry.

Northerns:  They have the feed bag on and you will get them on jig and minnow also especially around the new weeds.

Panfish:  Perch will be either in the new weeds or on the rocks a slip bobber rig will work here. Crappies are still coming in and can be found around lay downs and weedy areas also slip bobbers and a minnow is the ticket for these specs. fishing!  Selective harvest is the way to go.  Colin Crawford’s Guide Service, (715) 891-2715. You can also “Like” us on Facebook.




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