Brainerd Lakes Area Buzz Bite Report 5-17-2022

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Minnesota fishing guide Dustin Monson of Hawg Hunterz Guide Service gives his latest Buzz Bite report for the Brainerd Lakes Area and Mille Lacs Lake on May 17th, 2022

Brainerd Lakes Area Buzz Bite Report 5-17-2022

The Minnesota fishing opener was this past weekend and we are off to a great start! Walleyes have been responding to several tactics in the Brainerd Lakes Area and on Mille Lacs Lake.

Some of our best bites have been at night, longline trolling stickbaits in 10 to 13 feet of water along sandy flats and rock/gravel bars.

During the day casting a jig and minnow along the sand flats in 4 to 16 feet of water has produced a number of fish. Anglers can also pick up a few on slip bobbers with leeches near weed to hard bottom transitions in 11 to 18 feet of water.

Make sure to stay on the move because the walleyes really seem to be roaming.

Brainerd Lakes Area crappies

The panfish bite continues to be excellent. Crappies and bluegills can be found in the back of shallow bays in less than 10 feet of water. Look for cattails, wood, or any inlets. Some docks have been holding fish as well.

Small jigs paired with a plastic or minnow will work great.

Northern pike and bass can be caught casting small spoons, crankbaits, or on a jig & plastic in 15 feet of water or less.

Good luck to all the anglers out there fishing! Have fun, be safe and happy hawg hunting!


-Dustin Monson

Contact Information:

Hawg Hunterz Guide Service: Brainerd Lakes Area and Mille Lacs Lake

Email Dustin at or call/text at 320-293-2442 if you have any questions or to schedule a guided fishing trip.

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