What a change a few weeks can make. The water temps have dropped drastically, along with the air temps. Fall is definitely on our doorstep. With cool water temps and fall just about here, the lakes are void of anglers and the fish are hungry!
Walleyes can be found moving into their fall haunts. Deep holes and deeper transition areas are holding a lot of fish. Jig-rapping, rigging large minnows, or pulling leadcore are all great options on many lakes in the area.
Crappies are also moving deeper, and are suspended over deep water. Some fish haven’t yet transitioned, but will soon.
Muskie anglers are feeling the change as well. July and August were stellar months, but the cool off has turned the muskie fishing into a grind. As we get closer to winter, the muskies will feed heavier and begin to put on some serious weight. There’s no better time to catch a giant…
As hunting seasons open, don’t forget about the lakes and the great fishing to be had in the Bemidji area.
Matthew J. Breuer
Northcountry Guide Service