Bowstring Lake: Leeches and crawlers have shown success especially on the bars and humps of the lake, while spinners and crawlers have been working along the breaklines.
Lake of the Woods: The Mayfly hatch has helped a lot of anglers bring in their limit of fish over the last week or so with larger walleye showing up at deeper areas between 25-30 feet around Pine Island and the Lighthouse Gap. The sturgeon season opened earlier this month on Rainy River and stronger currents have called for more weight and more crawlers but good pockets have been found around 22 feet.
Lake Superior: While there has been some struggle with getting walleye to bite, the best approach seems to be a simple jigging technique with live bait. Most have found success along the south shore of Lake Superior using a fast 2-mile per hour troll with stick baits either long-lined or off planer boards.
Lake Vermilion: Walleyes have been found deep during the day using heavier wire weights with crawlers on the east end of the lake. Along the shore there has been luck trolling with crankbaits.
West Battle Lake: Crappies and walleye are biting at about 15-20 feet, and people are fishing the weeds at about 20 feet using jigs to catch muskies. Everything else from walleye to northerns and pan fish are all being caught on Lindy rigs. Northerns are being found with spoons and sucker minnows.
The fish haven’t been jumping in the boat, but there has been a decent catch. And with temperatures rising into the mid-80s, that should only improve.
White Bear Lake Area: Bass are being caught on the Mahtomedi side of White Bear Lake. The Lions Park pier has seen people catching good numbers of sunnies and crappies. Bald Eagle Lake is giving up sunnies and crappies around the weed lines in 10-15 feet of water.