Walleye are hitting, but the sizes are average to small. Fish
the weeds with a jig and a minnow. Depth will vary from 3 to 20
feet, depending on the lake. Early and late in the day, walleyes
are hitting X-Raps along rock bars, sand bars, and humps in depths
as shallow as 3 feet. Smallies are hitting aggressively – less than
8 feet in the morning and 15 to 20 feet during the day. The crappie
bite is excellent, especially on the Eagle River chain. They’re a
little shallower now – 8 feet or less, and near cribs and cover.
Lots of perch are mixed in with the crappies and some of the
walleyes. Northern action can be furious at times, but the bite has
been sporadic. The northerns are in shallow weeds – 2 to 8 feet of
water. Plain spinnerbaits are working best. Muskie action was slow,
but anglers are starting to go with bigger lures, and are just
beginning to drag suckers. The muskies will be in the shallows
early in the morning, and go as deep as 12 to 15 feet during the
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