The last 7 days has been outstanding on Lake Miltona. Slip bobbers and leeches has been my go to for walleyes, but rigging minnows and crawlers also have picked up numbers of fish. We have had several trips over the last week with multiple limits each trip. With the temperatures on the rise you might want to start looking deeper and the crawler bite should start to take off!
Last week lake Miltona had a consistent walleye bite, with limits of fish coming out of 16 to 20 feet of water along the weed edges. Rigging crawlers and leeches worked the best! Also did very well guiding crappie fishing on lake Ida with plastic tube skirts in 10 to 14 feet of water.
Fished Lake Reno Friday May 27th searching for crappie and walleye. Found 11-13 inch crappies in 6-8 feet of water on crappie minnows. Slid out to 14-17 feet of water and caught some smaller walleyes (14-15 inch) not fast and furious but caught them riggin a shiner. Went back to Miltona for a trip with a dad and his two 10 & 12 year old boys on Sunday May 29th. Caught some 10-14 inch crappies in 5-6 feet of water on crappie minnows. We also kept a nice limit of 16-20 inch walleyes and a handful of 9-10 inch sunfish riggin crawlers in 14-18 feet of water. Water temps have reached as high as 65 degrees which started a small Mayfly hatch over Memorial weekend. With the Mayfly hatch getting in to full swing it may be time to change up your presentation from riggin, to a slip bobber, or the opposite a reaction bite!
2016 Fishing opener started off 27 degrees at midnight which made for a challenging morning bite but was still able to find some walleyes on Ottertail Lake. I ventured out Saturday morning solo to battle Lake Miltona in 25mph winds with minimal success. With a guide trip booked for Sunday, it was time find a hot bite so I made a trip to Ottertail Lake. The bite was not insane but proved to be steady. Sunday's trip went well rigging lake shiners in 9-12 ft. of water put three limits of walleyes in the boat with an additional few nice perch.
With the warm weather and the water temps on the rise, Lake Miltona has started to kick out some nice walleyes on a jig and a shiner in 9-14 ft. of water. Stay tuned for the next bite. I am taking my shiners and heading south from Miltona to fish Lake Reno!
Sorry “Ice Fishing Enthusiasts” but the ice is gone and the boat is out! The Crappie Bite is starting to heat up with every day of warm weather. If you are interested in an early season panfish adventure call and book a trip today!
Fish are still biting in 19 - 23 feet of water. Cool weather temps last week brought water temps into the high 60's scattering fish out into all different depths. Catching some nice walleyes with quarter ounce Jigs and minnows.
Miltona - Good walleye bite in the evenings on the breaks from 18-22 feet on a lindy and leaches. During the day we are getting them in the weeds using 1/8 oz jigs and lake shiners.
Osakis - the Walleye bite is slow, but the crappies and sunnies are biting.