Overall the bite around the Brainerd Lakes Area has been good. Walleyes have been off and on, but you can get a few during those primetime hours in the morning and evening on Gull and Pelican.

Focus on depths from fifteen to twenty five feet of water on mid lake structure. Those areas have been the best spots for producing numbers of fish.

Rapala Jigging Raps, spinners with crawlers, and slip bobbers and leeches have been our best three baits.

There is also a good opportunity night trolling along the flats for walleyes on some of these clearly bodies of water. Smithwick Floating Rogues has been our go to bait.

The bass bite has been really good over the past week or so in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Fish can be caught along the deep weed line on plastics, bass jigs, and topwater during the early morning and evening. Poppers and Whopper Ploppers are the go to topwater baits.

Overall the pike have moved deep and are suspended out over deeper water or on deep mid lake structure. A few can still be caught along the deep weed line with crankbaits and spinner baits.

In the evenings there has been a good crappie bite in the tall cabbage in about seven to fifteen feet of water. Small tubes and crappie minnows will work well.

If you guys are looking to get out you can book a trip through my website or you can give me a call. Good luck out there on the water and enjoy the fishing!

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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