Great fishing and great weather this past week on Mille Lacs. Main lake water temps are in the upper 50s, bays are in the lower 60's. The weather forecast is calling for another excellent weekend.
The walleye bite remains good on Mille Lacs. Daytime fish can still be found shallow, especially with wind and or overcast skies. Bobbers and leeches on windblown rocks will produce fish, as well as plastics. Paddle tail swim baits are still getting bit in the 8'-12' range on rock/gravel transitions.
The mud and gravel bite is also picking up. I noticed a large push of fished seemed to show up on these structures in just the last couple of days. Spinners and crawlers can be good on the mud/gravel transition. I prefer Lindy rigs and leeches on the edges of the mud flats. Both will have an excellent evening bobber bite on the main features, such as points and humps. Bug hatches started this last week and will be increasing the rest of June.
The shallow evening bobber bite continues to be excellent on 8'-12' rocks.
The smallmouth bite has been excellent as well. Fish are now in a transition, going from pre-spawn to beds. This creates a couple of different opportunities. Pre-spawn fish can still be caught on large rock structures in 8'-12'. Ned rigs and swim baits work well at this time. Fish shallower with jerkbaits on a warm windy day.
Bedded fish can be found in the shallows 3'-5'. Ned rigs and drop shots are the best presentations for this.
Good Luck Fishing!
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