FISHING REPORT from fishing guide Lynn Harker
July 18, 2018
Bay Lake…The bass bite is very strong right now. Find the sharpest shoreline break and work a jig and minnow or a plastic worm in 12-15 ft. Walleyes are on the weed edge also but very tough to catch. Nice size sunfish are very active in 10-15 ft.
July 8, 2018
Bay Lake…Fishing on Bay Lake this week was exceptional! Many trips in excess of 20 or more bass alone. We even found a few walleyes and crappies while bass fishing. Bigger sunfish are beginning to school up on the edge of the weed line in 12-14 ft.
June 25, 2018
Bay Lake…Bass fishing is very good. We have been using 7” power worms and light jigs and minnows in 10-12 ft of water. Try to find green cabbage weeds with no milfoil and fish the edge. Don’t be afraid to try surface lures early in the morning with calm conditions. Fish Chug Bugs, Skitter Pops, and floating Rapalas over heavy weeds.
Walleyes have moved into the weed edge in 12-16 ft. Bobber fishing a leech has been working if you can keep the panfish away.
Northern pike are active at all depths and on most any bait you want to fish!
June 21, 2018
Bay Lake…The bass bite on Bay Lake has really picked up. Try Berkeley Power worms in 10-14 ft. of water.
Lake Mille Lacs…There was a mayfly hatch this week and the walleyes and smallmouth have been gorging themselves on them. Nightcrawlers have been the best bait because they resemble a mayfly hatching out of the mud and wiggling up to the surface. The walleyes are moving out to the mudflats and the smallies are in 12-14ft of water on the rocks.
Farm Island Lake…The walleye bite has slowed.
Guided Fishing Trips with Lynn Harker
Need help finding the fish? Fishing Guide Lynn Harker knows all the spots. He has guided on many of the wonderful lakes that northern Minnesota is known for such as, Bay Lake, Mille Lacs, Gull Lake, Whitefish Lake, Pelican Lake, the Cuyuna Country Recreation Area mine pit lakes, and many of the smaller lakes in between.
To learn more call Lynn at 218-546-5509, or click below.