Sportsman’s Lodge South End Fishing Report
Follow the Shiners!
Our guides are moving all over the place this week! They have been fishing from the Gap to Garden Island in 7 to 20 ft water in the sand and mud. Drifting with spinners (gold/pink/white/orange) tipped with crawlers or minnows has been the most popular technique. Guests are reporting many eating sized fish as well as some big walleyes! The water temp is still hovering around 63 degrees. Pro tip of the week – Find the shiners and you will find the walleyes!
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It has been rainy and cool this week with highs in the 50’s. Forecast says a warm up in the 60’s and lower 70’s is coming our way starting Saturday. Pulling spinners with a minnow or crawler on rocky structures and flats have been good. Crankbaits have also been a good method. A variety of depths are hitting right now but 12’-23’ especially. Water temperature continues to be in the lower 60’s.
Catching some nice crappies in 20’-30’ using a small jig and a minnow. Muskie fishing continues to be good using blades and topwater baits around rock points and weedy bays.
Openings available at Oak Island Sept 16-21, 24-October 20. Great fall rates start Sunday through fall! Come enjoy one last trip before winter.
Let us know when shiners are headed up the river! Thanks, Scott from gr. Rapids