We are still finding some of the best fishing in the usual late summer areas, but cooler temperatures are in the forecast.
Captain Dave reports some of the best fishing this week has been found in 30’-35’ of water pulling crank baits over shallow rocks. Areas near Zippel Bay and Long Point have been some of the best. A good evening bite just near Pine Island in 6’-12’ of water bait fishing with a minnow and 3/8 oz. gold jig or gold spinner has also been consistent.
Walleyes should start moving in shallower waters and up river and bait fishing with jigs or spinners will dominate the presentation of choice in the coming weeks. Once the emerald shiners start to run up river the walleyes will sure to be after them. Water temperatures in the lower forties are usually one of the indicators of prime time for the shiners to start to run. Right now our current water temperature is sitting between 69-71 degrees. The forecast is calling for highs in the 60’s and lows in the 40’s maybe even a dip into the 30’s this week. Few rain showers tonight. The wind forecast is reporting winds light and variable for the next few days.
Fall Sturgeon Bite
The fall sturgeon bite has been very good. A large 5 or 6 size circle hook tipped with a gob of worms works best. Areas at the edge of deep holes in the Rainy River bottom have been the most successful.
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