Fishing in Land O' Lakes!

Tips from Colin Crawford's Guide Service

Fishing in Land O' Lakes!

The Fun Has Begun

May 7, 2017 ·

I hope everybody’s opening fishing day was met with much success. With that said, did we find anything that we forgot or might need a little more TLC maybe some other maintenance now is the time to get it done, so the next outing will be less troublesome. With Michigan fishing season opening May 15th and that means Muskie opens on the Michigan Wisconsin border lakes that gives us a two week start to get back into casting shape before the Wisconsin Muskie opener on the 27th.   

Panfish: Set up slip bobber rigs either with split shots and Aberdeen hooks or small jigs tipped with small minnows around new weed growth for perch. Crappies will be starting to stage on the smaller darker lakes that are warming up quick for their turn to spawn fishing these with slip bobbers above a hook and minnow or a jig and plastic should do the trick. If you find some warmer water in the bays or shallow flats you might get into some bluegills too.

Northern: Will be found around new weeds pitching jig and minnows should be spot on for these water wolves.

 Walleye: Are going to be in post spawn and you will have to a little deeper, maybe the first flat off of the spawning area but pitching 1/8th oz. jigs tipped with fathead minnows should get results along with that some of the fish will have moved to the new weed growth, slip bobbers just over and around will catch you a nice fish fry also.

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.

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