Brainerd Lakes Area

Brainerd Lakes Area Buzz Bite Report 8-25-2022

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Minnesota guide Dustin Monson of Hawg Hunterz Guide Service gives his latest Buzz Bite Report for the Brainerd Lakes Area on August 25th, 2022.

Brainerd Lakes Area Buzz Bite Report 8-25-2022

Walleyes in the Brainerd Lakes Area have been roaming bottom sides of steep/deep weedlines or edges of mid-lake humps; drive around until you see fish on sonar.

We continue catching a ton of walleyes on a slip bobber/leech or jig/minnow combos. We’ve had some results pulling night crawlers (live or soft-plastic imitations) on spinner rigs; and using reaction-style lures (such as Vexan Crystal Reaper) to trigger more bites around hard bottom/sandy bottom areas.

Look for walleyes in depths about 24-30ft for high sun/midday periods and 18-24ft at low-light/windy/overcast periods.

After dark, longline trolling shallow-running crankbaits (such as a Smithwick Rattlin’ Floating Rogue) in 5-12ft continues to produce walleyes of various sizes.

Find panfish on weed flats/weedlines in 6-15ft. A good way to catch multiple species is trolling (.8-1.8mph) weedlines and big weed flats with spinner rigs in that same depth range.

Brainerd Lakes Area crappies

Casting and jigging a 1/16oz or 1/32oz jig tipped with the tail half of a Mister Twister Sassy Stingum continues producing Crappies and Rainbow Trout in inland lakes.

Northern Pike are hitting spinnerbaits trolled 3+mph over weeds near bays and over large weed flats.

Largemouth Bass have been active in weed flats and weedlines in 6-15ft or deep weeds in 16+ft; use Mepps Aglia Spinners, drop-shots and top topwater frogs on thick weeds.

On Mille Lacs, target walleyes on transition areas where hard bottom and soft bottom meet in 24-30ft, or edges of mud flats with a slip bobber and leech.

Slide on top of rock reefs in 8-16ft and edges in 16-22ft for smallmouth bass, search for big rocks and pockets of sand in rocky locations; Mepps Spinners, Topwater Baits, Drop Shots and Ned Rigs have been consistent.

Rainbow Trout and Tullibees have been active in mine pit/inland lakes (Crosby-Ironton Area), trolling deep (20-40ft) during high sun or 10-20ft during overcast, slip bobber/crawler, casting a Tungsten jig/soft plastic or jigging rap style lures are all producing fish!

Have fun, stay 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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