If we find fish tight in an area, then we can focus there, and fish a jig and minnow, but this allows us to cover a lot of ground.
A lot of people theorize the jig helps get crankbaits deeper, but it is the other way around.
The walleye bite has been slower but you can still find a few here and there in the lake pulling cranks on break lines and flats from 17-8 feet of water.
There’s a decent panfish bite in the main lake, and main river, especially because of the low water conditions.
It’s important to understand how to package fish for the drive home.
Big Darby is a smallmouth bass haven. And private and public interests do what they can to get the word out concerning the value and vulnerability of Big Darby as a public resource.
Larry Hanson headed down to Pool 4 of the Mississippi River to target open water walleyes and saugers. Water was pretty clear and current was low. The bite was slow but should be heating up
Starting March 1, the aggregate walleye and sauger limit will be reduced from eight to six, with no more than four walleye, on Lake of the Woods. On the Rainy River and in Four Mile
Anglers reminded that possession of the fish species is strictly prohibited.