Fishing in Land O' Lakes!

Tips from Colin Crawford's Guide Service

Fishing in Land O' Lakes!

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September 16, 2018 ·

With the rollercoaster weather that we are having, things are mixed up until cooler water temps start to show up. Water temps were down to the upper 60’s, then back up to the 70’s with some cooler weather coming the fish can start settling into their fall patterns. With some weeds starting to die, you will be looking around a little and moving to find fish.                                                                                                                                                          

Northern Pike:  Getting these fish on the deep weed edges using jig and minnows, tossing a bass style spinnerbait usually chartreuse or white in color should get you hooked up.

Bass:  Largemouth Bass are still up in the shallows, so throwing crankbaits and plastics will get you “ol’bucket mouth”. Smallmouth Bass are starting to move up the rocks; some crayfish imitation baits will catch these.

Walleye: Walleyes have really spread out in the last couple of weeks, we have been catching them on jig and crawlers on the soft bottom and rocks. Watch the water temps you will need to start switching over to minnows as it starts to drop.

Panfish:  Perch are starting to show up in the rocks a lot lately; keep on using jigs tipped with red worms or plastic. Still catching some Crappies 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:  Bucktails and jerk baits over and thrown parallel to the weeds are getting 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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