Fishing Brad Laabs Fishing Report - August 26, 2015

The last two weeks have been more like late September than Mid-August that is on our calendar. This last week has had a couple major cold fronts with major wind. Fishing has been challenging this last week with the weather conditions, and the bite has been inconsistent for all species. Water temps have dropped from 80 degrees two weeks ago to the mid to high 60 degree range now.

It looks like the weather is stabilizing and going to be more consistent with the calendar. The bite should improve for all species in the coming week. Look for walleyes to still be relating to the deep edges of extending points, major flats, and mid-lake humps. The 20-28ft water with rigs and minnow/crawlers/leeches (if you can get them) or jigs & minnows, or jigging raps are producing.

The spinner bite should come back on as we come out of the cold front. The minnow bite will become a bigger player in the bite in the coming weeks. Crappies and sunfish continue to bite on weed edges and in pockets in the weeds. Small jigs tipped with pieces of crawler or plastic for the sunfish and small jigs with minnows or plastics for the crappie. Smallmouth activity has picked up with cooling water temps with fish relating to rock. Largemouth are on weed edges in the 16-20ft water and also in shallow dock or shoreline cover. Musky anglers are still chunking baits over weed flats. We are weeks away from the start of the large sucker bite.


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