Brainerd Lakes Area Fishing Report, June 25, 2014
The walleye bite continues to pick up on most Brainerd area lakes. Gull, Pelican, North Long, and Whitefish are all putting out fish at different times. The bite has been weather dependent with the better bite coming with a little overcast and wind. Look for fish in those windblown spots in 13-22 feet of water. Once you find them rig a leech or redtail through them. If there isn’t much wind try pulling a crawler along the weed lines and cover more water to find those fish willing to eat. Look in the deeper water first, like the sunken islands and deep off the weed beds, 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. You can’t catch them if they aren’t there.
Mille Lacs – The bite on Mille Lacs was good this week. Found fish on the mud flats between 23-30 feet of water at different times. Make sure to scan for fish and mark them before actually fishing. A bare crawler or a lindy rig and a leech worked under .5 mph was best for me.
Guide Nick Miltimore