For those just wanting a steady fun bite now is your time but please practice ethical fishing and catch and release. Good numbers of small walleye are being caught between 25 – 30 feet of water that most closely adjoins to their spawning areas. Larger walleyes are elusive but can be found on wind-blown shorelines between 4 – 12 feet.
Guide tip of the Week:
Clouds and wind will allow walleyes to go shallower, clear/sunny/calm days will force them to go deeper. Fish do scare from the boat so try and be sneaky!
Crappies and Bass are starting to spawn in the bays. Try and leave them alone. However, I am just as guilty of wanting to get the kids on a good bite and if you choose that route, please practice catch and release!
For those of you going for large Northern Pike, trolling with your favorite stick baits using 20lbs+ braided line is producing great results in the shallows.
Foraging, exploring and more:
2023 Blueberry outlook: Now is the time we really need the weather to cooperate. These warm temps have allowed the blueberry plants to flower. Please pray to whatever God you believe in that we don’t get any frost for the rest of the summer. Frost kills blueberries.
If you hear that famous eagle screech the eaglets are talking to their parents and demanding food! (Sounds familiar!) Most all eaglets have now hatched and are active feeders, if you see a nest keep your distance but enjoy the sights and sounds, it truly is amazing! Geese are now seeing their goslings hatch and the ducks will be close behind so be careful on the water. This past week deer started dropping their fawns and we should start seeing them soon as well! Lots going on this time of year as long as you stop to enjoy it! Thanks for reading and we will see you on the LAKE! -Capt. Brad Krasaway (email@example.com)