If you enjoy the summer fishing opportunities the Bemidji area has to offer, this is the time of year to get out and really take it all in. The bite for pretty much every target species in our area is splendid. Muskies, bass, panfish, and of course, walleyes.
The algae bloom has the lakes a tinge green, allowing anglers to focus in on the shallow water bites on lakes like Bemidji and Plantag for walleyes. Other lakes in the area are also putting out some nice fish, such as Big Turtle, Turtle River, Cass Lake, and several others. Pulling spinners or crankbaits over cabbage flats or mid-lake humps can be productive. Don’t discount the marks you find off the mid-lake structure, either. Deeper fish are hanging off the edges, and can be caught jigging, rigging, pulling spinners, or jig-rapping.
Panfish, bass, and muskies are all hanging around the fresh, tall cabbage weeds. It’s been a great year for cabbage growth, and the fish are thriving in it. Muskies are being caught on many area lakes, and now is the time of year to take advantage of the bite windows that you’re provided.
The water is warm, the temps are right, and the fish are biting. It’s a great time to be in north-central Minnesota!