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Monday, July 22nd, 2024

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Monday, July 22nd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

James Lindner: Target these locations during peak ‘bug hatch’ season

The author searches for walleyes in bottom transition areas from mud to sand to rocks when seasonal bug hatches erupt. Work higher in the water column for active smallmouth bass. (Images courtesy of Lindner Media Productions)

It’s been an interesting season to say the least. Although we experienced the earliest ice-out I can remember in central Minnesota, the cool, wet spring put the brakes on many of the typical seasonal movements of fish.
With a delay in these late spring and early summer progressions, we’ve been finding most of our fish relatively shallow. Take walleyes, for example, which have been using shallow rock and weed flats. Compare that to a so-called “normal” season, when many walleyes already would have moved to deeper water.

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