the giant mayfly hatch is on in many of the local lakes right now and will likely continue into early
next week. This can make fishing very difficult. Typically, the clear water lakes do not have as
big of a hatch, so you might want to try them first. If you fish darker water or flowages in the area, evenings are definitely best.
The fish start feeding on the mayflies just before dark and
keep going all night long. By daybreak they are stuffed and will mostly shut down again until evening.
I like to fish deep water with leeches and crawlers during this time.
All of the lakes and flowages are high right now with rain almost every day lately.
Panfish are still spawning on many area lakes, but are winding down.
The perch and walleye bite has been good on Nokomis in 8 to 17 feet, and shallower in the evening and early morning. Leeches
were my best producer last week. The willow is also good, but most of the walleyes we are getting are in deeper water, near the channels. Again, early and late these fish will move shallower
and are often more aggressive at these times. We also got several nice smallies on beds on
the willow, while probing the shorelines for gills.
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