Excellent smallmouth bass and good walleye fishing continues on Mille Lacs Lake this week. We have a very mild forecast over the next ten days, great fishing is expected to continue. Last weekend was musky opener in Minnesota. Mille Lacs had many musky anglers targeting the bays, and a few good sized fish were caught. Shallow sand and weed edges can be great at this time, and will continue to hold fish for at least the coming week. Typical baits of choice in my boat at this time are regular sized bucktails and plopper style topwaters.
Walleye fishing remains good, with many fish still cruising the shallows in 8'-12'. Small swimbaits are a great way to cover water and catch fish during the day. If conditions go bluebird, the mud and gravel have more and more fish showing up daily. Spinners and crawlers are a great option on the mud gravel transitions on the gravel bars. Lindy rigs and leeches are my preferred method when working the edges of the mud flats. The evening bobber bite is good all around. Set up on your favorited mud flat point, gravel bar hump, or rock pile edge.
The smallmouth bite is impressive! Many fish are on beds at this time but, there is still opportunity for prespawners. Most of my fishing has been done in 4-12' with drop shots or ned rigs on beds. This bite should continue for at least another week.
Good luck fishing and have a great weekend!
Lagoona Guide Service