Minnesota fishing guide Dustin Monson of Hawg Hunterz Guide Service gives his latest Buzz Bite report for the Brainerd Lakes Area on April 4th, 2022.

Brainerd Lakes Area Buzz Bite Report 4-4-2022

It’s the first week of April and we are still out on the ice. We have been finding panfish in shallow basins, bays and breaks near basins.

The fish have really schooled up and anglers can expect to find bluegills and crappies mixed together. We focused in depths between seventeen to twenty-two feet of water with most fish being suspended in eight to twelve feet of water.

Small spoons and small tungsten jigs paired with plastics have been working great. Jig above the schools and don’t be afraid to move if the bite slows down.

The shorelines are beginning to deteriorate though many lakes have 18″ to 22″ inches of ice. Use caution when venturing out and remember just because the shoreline was safe in the morning, warming could cause it to deteriorate during the day while fishing.

Good luck and stay safe!

If you guys are looking to get out fishing in the Brainerd Lakes Area or on Mille Lacs lake you can book a trip through my website or you can give me a call. I am currently scheduling open water trips beginning at the end of April for crappies and after the MN opener for multiple species, including walleyes!

Dustin Monson

Contact Information:

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

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

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