There's still a few larger walleyes still being caught on the mud flats on Mille lacs lake, but the walleye action has definitely slowed in the Brainerd lakes area. The good news is that the bass and northern pike action is on fire. The larger bass have been active just off the second break line in locations where good sand grass is present. Jig/worm, or jig/minnow, combinations have been deadly baits on these locations at the present time. The larger pike are relating to the deeper water on most of the bigger water where thermal clines are present. Look for these larger pike just off the second break as well. Lindy rigs tipped with large creek chubs have been the best baits for these locations. The larger sunfish are being caught in the deeper waters as well. Many off the classic walleyes spots are now inhabited by the larger bluegills as well. Small jigs tipped with Berkley power maggots have been on good choice for these fish.
TIP: Don't forget to bring plenty of water!
John Blong Brainerd Guide Service www.brainerdguide.com
-John Blong, Brainerd Guide Service - Phone: 1-218-825-8965 top home
July 6, 2006
The warmer weather has really kicked up the tempo on the large bass and northern pike this last week in the Brainerd Lakes area. This week we release an 18 lb pike and a 6 lb bass. This was just in my boat. Several of the rest of the guides had multiple pike in the 12 to 15 lb range. The key location for both the pike and bass have been just off the second weed line in 15 to 18 feet of water. The walleyes continue to be found on the main lake mud flats in 22 to 26 feet of water on Mille Lacs. Spin rigs and bottom bouncers have been starting to out produce other methods, especially on the calm days. The toughest thing right now is deciding what you want to fish for. Large pike, big bass, or hefty walleyes, their all biting right now in the Brainerd Lakes area.
TIP: Warmer Water means Aggressive fish!
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