The walleye bite has been pretty good in the Brainerd/Nisswa area over the last week. We are targeting water in the 12-20 foot range during the daytime hours depending on the lake. A jig and shiner minnow is still working some days but we have seen the crawler and leech bite really pick up this last week. Slip weight rigging a nightcrawler or leech on a 3-5 foot snell with a single hook has been productive. If they won’t bite it right away add a little speed to try to trigger the bite. Anywhere around good weeds or on the sand is a good place to start looking. On a calm day with a good pair of polarized sunglasses you can actually see the walleyes cruising the shallows. Pike and bass have been very active in the shallows and crappies are still being found on beds in the reeds or also over the top of cabbage weeds. Beetle spins or slip bobbers are taking these fish. Water temps are mid to low 60’s.

Good Luck Fishing,

Nick Miltimore
Walleyedan’s Guide Service

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