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Brainerd Fishing Report - Brainerd Lakes Area Fishing Report

Fishing Report - Brainerd, Minnesota

Don't set out on your next Brainerd fishing trip unprepared! Check in with our Brainerd Lakes expert fishing guides Todd Andrist and Walleye Dan for an up to date fishing report on the Brainerd fishing lakes. Look for information on everything from Walleye population to lake conditions with the Brainerd fishing report.

Our local fishing guides know the Brainerd lakes well and have years of fishing and guide experience to provide you with the best fishing report possible. Not only do our guides provide a regular fishing report, but you can schedule 1/2 or full day guided fishing trips with them and experience a professional fishing trip year round.

Meet our Fishing Guides:

Walleyedan's Guide Service
Dan and Shelley Eigen
9287 Anderson Rd., Lake Shore, MN 56468

June 30, 2019

Good morning from Brainerd! I’m actually in a hospital bed watching the Yankees/Boston series in London, trying to recoup a blown out back! Not fun, but being here makes me realize quite quickly that my issues could be worse! So enough of that, let’s talk some fishing. The weather has made things a little wishy washy, but overall the fishing has been really good. We’ve been hitting Gull pretty hard, and catching some nice fish most days. The schedule has been busy, especially with me out of the line up for a while, but if you are ready to hit the lakes and try to catch a fish just give a a ring, text, email, tweet, FB message or Instagram message!  Hey, you can call too! Shelley will set you up if you give her a ring, 2188395598. If you want to just catch fish, you need to book a trip with us on Mille Lacs right now! Kids, elderly, whoever...this is the place to go right now to catch walleye. You won’t be able to keep any, but it sure is fun. You really don’t need a guide, but why not let us bait your hook, control the boat, take your fish off so you can kick back and relax!

Happy Independence Day people!!,


MN Walleye Guide
Todd Andrist
19964 See Gull Rd NW., Brainerd, MN 56401

July 11, 2019

Well the water is heating up and the fish are active. The bass seem to be biting anything you want to throw at them. There is a good morning topwater bite happening. The crappie and sunfish have moved out to the deepest weedlines and can be caught on small offerings like leeches and panfish plastics. The pike are starting to set up on the thermal line in deeper water. Trolling deep diving crank baits has been the ticket. The walleye are setting up in deeper weed structures and moving to off shore humps. Slip bobbers and leeches have been the go to method. The new trolling motors with spot lock sure are nice to easily move around to locate fish. And finally I have started my summer muskie fishing. This year instead of pounding the shoreline weedbeds I am going to concentrate on open water for the biggest fish. It can be slow going but rarely catch muskie smaller than 45 inches with this method. Nothing like trolling $90 custom painted lures. Lol Dog days are here. But this can be some of the best fishing of the year!

Todd Andrist

Fishing Report Archives:

MN Fishing Report 3-28-12

Good day everyone. The ice is finally gone and it’s time to get out on the water. The pan-fish will be entering the small bays and inlets looking for small insects and bugs that will be hatching in the mud. Look for the bays that the sun has been beating on the longest. Usually on the north and east shores. The Northerns and walleye’s are running up the creeks now to spawn. If you get up here now you can go to the stripping station on the Pine River and watch the DNR strip the Walleyes of spawn to use for stocking. It’s amazing how many giant walleyes are in our lakes. I will post a new report after I explore more this week. This is a great time to take a kid fishing. We have several places you can fish off shore with good success. Take some time and GET OUTDOORS !!!!

Fishing Report Archives – Courtesy of Richie Boggs

MN Fishing Report 3-18-12

Well the ice season is coming to a end. What a great year. We really caught the heck out of them this week. But with the unseasonable temperatures the ice conditions have deteriorated very fast. If you do go be real careful and watch for drain holes created by the run off. Although there is a break in the fishing it is still a good time to visit are area. The birds and game are really active and the weather is great for just taking strolls down the many walking trails. I will be starting to do Crappie trips within a week or so in the boat so book your trips soon!! And remember get outdoors!!!!

Fishing Report Archives – Courtesy of Richie Boggs

MN Fishing Report 2-29-12

We have come to the closure of another awesome Walleye and Pike season. We had a great year with the Walleye fishing as successful of a year that I can remember. It looks very promising for years to come with fish from several year classes showing up. The DNR does a great job making sure the population is in check. We’ve been starting to focus on the pan-fish and Lake Trout hard now. Most of the pan-fish we have been catching this week have been in the 10-12ft just outside the weeds or even in them a little. Mainly using small jigs tipped with colored maggots. The Lake Trout have been a little slow but some fish are being caught jigging white tube jigs suspended in the 40 -75ft depths. Also try dropping a sinker and shiner minnow on the bottom and just let it sit there with bail open just like bank fishing. Thanks for checking in and book your trips soon Spring is coming !!!!!!!

Fishing Report Archives – Courtesy of Richie Boggs

MN Fishing Report 2-21-12

With the Walleye and Pike season coming to a close shortly don’t miss your chance to get out and jig up a few. The nice fish I’ve been getting have been in the weeds around 12-18 ft. Both have been hitting spoons tipped with fatheads. Some Pike have been taken with suckers and tip-ups. When fishing in deeper water 25-35 ft lots of super small Walleyes. The pan-fish season really gets going strong now. With most of them still in holes and on edges. Some fish have started to move up in the weeds. Just drill lots of holes until you see signs of activity. Small jigs tipped with plastic or waxies or maggots will work. Good Luck fish-n and GET OUTDOORS !!!!

Fishing Report Archives – Courtesy of Richie Boggs

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