Summer 2021 Fishing & Outdoor Reports
Fishing and Outdoor Reports
June 9 - Fishing Report
The extreme heat has kept many folks off the lakes by noon but the walleye bite has been good. There is a mayfly hatch going on now on many Bemidji area lakes and water temps are in the low to mid 70’s. Lake Bemidji, Plantangent, and Andrusia continue to kick out walleyes in 7-12’. Jigs and minnows are working well as are live bait rigs and leeches/crawlers. Bluegills are up shallow and mist crappies are now being found out off the deeper weed edges. Bass fishing is good using plastics up shallow and on the deep weed line.
June 2 - Fishing Report
This past week Tuesdays big winds and cold temps kept many folks off the water but by this past weekend the weather got better. The walleye bite on Lake Bemidji has been very good on jigs and minnows. You’ll find those fish as shallow as 7-9’ and out on the breaks in 12-14’. Plantagenet, Wolf, and Andrusia are also kicking out some walleyes. The pike on all lakes are on a feeding frenzy! Bass fishing has been good using plastics in the shallows. We are finding most crappies and bluegills up in and just off the emerging reeds.
May 26 - Fishing Report
The walleye bite continues good on Bemidji area lakes. Jigs and shiners, livebait rigs, and slip bobbers with leeches are all working. Water temps on most lakes are now in the low to mid 60’s. You’ll find the walleyes still shallow yet but also out in the 12-14’ breaks. Look to Bemidji, Andrusia, Wolf, and Plantagenet. Bluegills are up shallow and you’ll still find some crappies shallow but many are starting to move out to the deeper cabbage. The pike are hitting on just about anything!
May 19 - Fishing Report
With the nice weather there were plenty of folks out on opening weekend. Some anglers did well on walleyes while others not so much but that is typical for opening weekend. Jigs and fatheads or shiners were the ticket for walleyes and pike. Some fish are being caught in shallow shoreline areas while others were in 12-14’ on mid lake humps. Crappies have finally moved up into the shallows along with bluegills. Water temps are in the mid 50’s. Look to Lake Bemidji, Irving, Plantagenet, Wolf, and Andrusia for walleye and pike.
May 12 - Fishing Report
The weather has been better this past week but overnight lows have been in the 20’s so what little warming we get during the day drops back down at night. Most lakes in our area the water temps are in the upper 40’s to low 50’s. The weather is turning warmer this week and opening weekend temps look to be in the mid to upper 60’s. The panfish bite should be going strong in shallow water by the weekend and look 8-12’ for walleyes. The Cass Lake chain is usually excellent for the opener as is Lake Plantagenet and Lake Bemidji.