It is really important to practice selective harvest on the bluegills to unsure that there will be large fish to catch in the future and to prevent the bluegill population from becoming stunted.
We have been finding these fish in about in and around beds in anywhere from three to nine feet of water. Utilizing our Humminbird’s Mega side imaging to locate these fish has been key. You can really see the nest and fish on the side imaging they look like little craters.
Once we have found them we spot lock and vertically jig them or cast to them with small jigs and floats.
The crappie spawn is over now and they can be found in a number of areas. Some fish are still up in shallow and some are out on the weed edge.
The bass bite in Ottertail County, MN has been good. There are fishing cruising around the spawning bluegills chasing them around a bit. You can also find a decent amount of fish in that new weed growth in four to twelve feet of water depending on the time of day.
The walleyes have been in the similar range cruising the weeds, especially cabbage. The bite has been solid for walleyes.
A slip bobber and a leech is probably going to be your most effective way to catch them. Casting a jig and plastic will produce a few as well.
If you guys are looking to get out and catch some of these monster bluegills give me a call or schedule a trip through my website. Good luck out on the water!
Slab Seeker Fishing
Owner: Garett Svir