Despite steady wind and rain, walleyes remain cooperative – Northeast Report


Look to Island Lake with chubs or leeches for walleyes in 15 to 20 feet or seven to 12 feet. On Fish Lake, bluegills are being caught in the five- to eight-foot lily pads and northern pike continue to hit spoons at Rice Lake and Fish in less than six feet. Reports from Lake Superior have been slow due to heavy rains that have muddied the water, although there has been some king salmon caught on the Wisconsin side.
Chalstrom’s Bait (218) 726-0094


Walleyes are hitting minnows and leeches during the evening hours in 10 feet or less and during the day in 10 to 20 feet at Shagawa Lake, Birch Lake, Farm Lake, Fall Lake, and Basswood Lake. Small northern pike are hitting minnows on most lakes and the smallmouth bass bite has been excellent at Birch and Shagawa in 10 to 15 feet. Crappies are scattered at Farm, Fall, and Back Bay on Basswood in 11 to 15 feet, while lake trout reports have been limited.
The Great Outdoors (218) 365-4744


Walleyes are being caught with jigs and minnows in less than 12 feet or on rigs tipped with leeches and minnows on the 26- to 30-foot reef edges and wind-driven shorelines. The west end remains the best option near Tom Cod east of Sugarbush. A few crappies can be had in less than eight feet and pike are hitting throughout the lake. Tar Point, Cemetery Island, and Junction Bay have produced walleyes on Namakan Lake.
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