Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Brainerd / Mille Lacs Area Fishing Report

Brainerd / Mille Lacs fishing Report

Catch of the Week
Brainerd / Mille Lacs fishing Report by Toby Kvalevog
Peggy Ford with a 29" Walleye fishing with Leisure Outdoor Adventures

Gull Lake Fishing Report
It was a busy weekend on the water with the beautiful weather in vacation land. Fishing in the Brainerd Lakes area has transitioned into summer patterns. The lakes have finally developed heavy weed lines and fish have transitioned into their summer locations. Water temps have reached the mid 70 deg marks and rising. Water levels continue to be higher than years past due to heavy rainfalls from the spring and early summer.
Gull Lake is a fabulous walleye lake but even better multi species fishery. This time of year the walleye fishingtypically slows during the daylight hours. The Bass and Northern fishing is as good as it gets. Big bass andNorthern pike are well established on weed lines all across the lake in 10-15ft of water. The south end bays are where we fished with the Erickson family July 5th. The morning started out with a quick scan of possible walleyewaters. The walleyes on gull lake have been holding in the 18-25ft range off of the deep weed edges. On this morning very few fish were located, so without dropping a line we moved on to multi species. This proved to be the right thing to do. Our action was non stop for 3 plus hours. Jig worms, Crankbaits, Spinners, Slip Bobbers, and Top Water are techniques that will work when targeting these fish that are located on top of weedy/rocky flats on gull lake. The pike seem to be located right on the deep weed line waiting their prey. With 4 anglers in the boat, casting safely was not really a safe option, so we stuck to live bait rigging minnows on the weed lineand were rewarded with multiple catches of Pike, Bass, and panfish. The biggest Bass of the day was 19"s and our largest pike was just over the 30" mark. For constant rod bending action, it doesn't get any better than Gull Lake MN for multi species with Leisure Outdoor Adventures.
Brainerd / Mille Lacs fishing Report by Toby Kvalevog
Brainerd / Mille Lacs fishing Report by Toby Kvalevog
Mille Lacs Lake report
The Leisure Outdoor Adventure (LOA) guide team made a trip to Mille Lacs lake earlier in the week. With a steady SE wind we decided to launch the boats at the Red Door resort in the NE part of the lake. Fishing the north end of the lake always starts with a quick scan of the north end sand. To our surprise, the fish are still holding in this area. Night Crawlers on long leads are producing keeper size walleye and slot fish in the sand. Our best luck on this day occurred in 21-25ft of water just east of the Red Door resort. As the morning progressed and the fish become less active in the sand, the mud flats come to life. A quick boat ride out to one of our favorite flats proved to be the right adjustment. Within minutes, fish were located on the Lowrance depth finder. Mud flat fish are easy to find as they suspend 2-3 ft off the bottom consistently. They are usually located on top, on the drop, or off of the flat. On this day, the walleyes preferred the deep edges to slightly off of the flats. For this location, 1.5oz bottom bouncers and spinners tipped with night crawlers proved to be deadly. Speed and boat control are critical components to walleye fishing and its no different when fishing for spinners. Out walleyes wanted the spinners slow, .8 mph. Anything faster resulted in little action.

Brainerd / Mille Lacs fishing Report by Toby Kvalevog

Brainerd / Mille Lacs fishing Report by Toby Kvalevog
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