Memorial Weekend Fishing Report
The Memorial weekend fishing report on the walleye front was still good. North sand and rock structure dominated structure wise. The flats were doing pretty good earlier around the opener but have now slowed some due to the midges hatching this week. Yes…. the midges are hatching. A west wind brought some of them buggers in here, but a wind switch should happen in a few days and push them around. Lindy rigging with a leach or crawler, crankbaits, plastics and corking are all methods that are working rather well. Like we said before, we hate to be that vague, but quite honestly the bite is that good in most places when you get on the fish.
Governor Dayton was here on Mille Lacs this weekend to kick off the official Minnesota bass opener. He was guided by Seth Feider and was joined by Ron Schara. Sounds like they boated a few smallmouth and walleye. By the sounds of it, the smallmouth slowed up a hair this last week with the water temperature drop. Water temps are around 56 here on Mille Lacs still at this point. The magic temp for spawning is typically 60 degrees but it sounds like they may have laid their eggs last week? Some are saying that the females have come off the beds and the males are moving in. Swimbaits and tubes have been reported to be productive, with a note that purple was a good color. The smallmouth fishing should only get better as the water temps warm. We are looking forward to seeing what June will bring.
It has been cold the last few days, but it looks as though we have a warm-up on the way at the end of the week. We will be happy to see the wind die down and switch.
We hope you all had a fantastic Memorial weekend, and also remembered those that have served. That is what Memorial is all about!