Brainerd Lakes Area Fishing Report, June 18, 2014
We had a good week fishing the Brainerd area. The walleye bite is taking shape nicely and we are finding fish on several area lakes. Gull, North Long, and Pelican seem to be the best. We found fish anywhere from 12-22 feet of water this week depending on weather conditions and time of day. We also found them using many different applications. Jigging a fathead, rigging a redtail, rigging a leech, or pulling a crawler all produced fish at a given time. If one isn’t working make sure to try out something else. Fish are transitioning nicely into their summer spots as the water temps warm and the weeds grow. Look in the deeper water first and if you’re not marking fish then assume they are in the weed beds and move to those. Don’t fish the deep water unless you’re marking fish. Can’t catch them if they aren’t there.
Bass continue to bite in the weeds and under docks. If it’s calm and sunny be sure to try the docks as they will be tucked under them looking for shade. If the wind is blowing or there is some cloud cover look on the weed edges and over the top of the weeds. Wacky style or on a jig rubber worms have been my go to bait.
Guide, Nick Miltimore