Fishing continues to be good! We have been running down riggers in 30-32 feet of water about 20 miles out in the middle of nowhere. Once we found a few fish pulling plugs, we threw out the anchor and got ready for the jig-a-thon! Anchored up and jigging, when we found the fish turned out to be the ticket. We were using pink, gold, and white jigs tipped with frozen shiners. Until this weather, we have been catching fish in 24’ feet of water. We are starting to see big schools of shiners on the electronics and there are rumors of shiners seen running up the river. We are supposed to get 40 mph winds tonight and the temperature is supposed to drop a little. As soon as this wind dies down and the water clears up a bit the fishing should be in for a red hot fall bite!
Steve’s Tip of the Week: Hook half a night crawler up to the ball of the jig and then tip your hook with a frozen shiner!
Fishing has been pretty consistent in the last week despite the wind! The wind is making some of the water muddy but that hasn’t stopped us. We have been using downriggers and jigging. Fishing in 26-32 feet of water using a Chartreuse Gold Firefighter has been most successful for us. Shad Raps, Glass Raps, Tail Dancers, and Flicker Shads #5-7 have been working great as well. Those are all great bait and have been pulling in fish after fish! This Monday we anchored in a few spots between 26-32 feet of water and limited out by noon! We were using frozen shiners and every fish we pulled up had a belly full of shiners, overflowing from their mouth! The walleyes are schooling up tight right now and chasing shiners to the river. Good luck and happy fishing!
Fishing has been excellent and we are bringing in limits every trip out! We are fishing from the washout to the line in 26-30 feet of water. We have been bringing fish in the boat with down riggers. Rapala Shad Raps and Taildancers have been producing fish in Perch, Chartreuse and Clown colors. The fish will be moving in closer and closer as the weather cools so book your trip with Sweet’s Fishing for a chance at a true fall Lake of the Woods trophy!