Water temperatures in our area lakes remain cooler then what we typically see this time of the year but fishing in the 8-12 FOW stays consistent for walleyes and Northland Fishing Tackles jigs.
The walleye activity on Winnie remains very good and wee are continuing to jigs shiners in the 8-12 FOW. Aggressively snapping the jig more days then not increases the amount of bites we find. Winnie is producing great numbers of both slot fish and keepers. Most of the keepers are in the 14-16 inch range. I expect to see the bite hold strong in the shallows as our water temperatures remain cool.
The Leech lake report is picking up speed as of the last week, here again we are jigging with shiners and our best jig color has consistently been parrot. The Fishing for us is around the rocks and finding the wind blown area to hold the active fish day in and out. Water depths have been the same as Winnie and even out to 15 feet. The jumbo perch on Leech have been a very nice bonus each day with a number of the perch in the 12+ inch range. The perch are being found in the sand/weed areas. The crappies on Leech are playing a game of cat and mouse with the shallows and would expect this week to push them into the shallows for there annual spawn.
Salmo Hornet Tip of the week:
When running the #4 or #5 Salmo Hornets, try using a #2 snap swivel that you tie to and snap onto the Hornet. The snap swivel allows you to have the most natural motion of the bait and will give you the ability to change colors quickly.
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