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Fishing in Land O' Lakes!

Cooler Temps Don't Mean That Fishing Has Cooled Down

September 4, 2018 ·

With these cooler days water temps are starting to go down. The weekends are still going to be a little busy, but the weekdays are going to be nice fishing with a little quieter background noise. Some weeds are starting to get a little slimy so pay attention, you will be doing a little moving to find fish. Crawlers and minnow are still working well.                                                                                                                                                          

Northern Pike:  Getting these fish in the weeds using jig and minnows. Also catching a few casting shallow running crankbaits and spoons.

Bass:  Largemouth Bass are still going after plastic tossed around docks during the day. Throwing top water in shallow water around structure. Smallmouth Bass are still hanging around the rock humps, so a jig and half of a crawler or crayfish imitators will get them to bite.

Walleye: Walleyes have really spread out in the last couple of weeks, we have been catching them on jig and crawlers on the mud flats and around rock piles, jig and minnow in the weeds and plastic bait also.

Panfish:  Perch are using the deep weed edge and hard soft transitions a lot lately; keep on using jigs tipped with red worms or plastic. Still catching Crappies on a slip bobber tipped with a piece of plastic or a small minnow in the weeds. Bluegills are in the shallow weeds and can be caught slip bobbering tipped with plastic, waxworms, or a piece of crawler.

Muskie:  Tossing bucktails and glide baits over the weed tops are getting fish and casting big rubber baits over deep water are hooking up with some suspended fish

Happy fishing!  Selective harvest is the way to go.  Colin Crawford's Guide Service, (715)891-2715.  Website is 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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