Memorial Weekend Fishing Report
I had the chance to sample the Walleye fishing on Gull Lake this weekend. It is as good as I can remember. Not only are the fish biting, but the size is very impressive as well. Most of our fish were between 17-22 inches. Remember our state law, ONE fish over 20 inches per angler!
There are fish scattered between 6 and 22 ft of water. Friday Evening we caught a couple limits of Walleyes rigging Leeches and Red Tails outside the weeds in 14-22 ft. Saturday morning the bite was much better shallow. Jigs casted to the inside weed edges or snap jigged along the break (8-10ft) produced several nice eye's. The best jig was a 1/8th oz Northland Stand Up jig tipped with a spot tail shiner.
Water - Calm
Temp - 58 deg.
Fish on the main lake seem to be in a bit of a transition right now. The fish are just starting to migrate to there mid lake reefs. The shallow fish are starting to set up a little deeper on the sand breaks. This means that the fish can be a little hard to locate if the wind isn't blowing. However, they are putting on the feedbag big time right now. Once located, you can catch them using your favorite method.
For this trip, we caught around a dozen fish total. Very average for leech, but what wasn't average was the size. Both Scott and Chris set new personal bests on this trip. Chris now has a 28+ under his belt and Scott a 29! Both anglers also wrestled with 26 and 27 inchers. We boated 5 fish over the 26" slot on this day. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!