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Below you will see the current fishing report posted on: 06/20/2022
Late ice out on April 30 this spring. Water level is stable and normal at 9" below full pool. May had normal temps with June being cooler than usual. Water temps are now about 68 to 71 degrees. Weed growth is on the excessive side on many of the shallow bars... due to a small winter drawdown which yields more weeds.
Walleye are hitting best on the outer edges of the shallow weeds beds at the beginning of the dropoff in 6 to 12 feet of water. Use shad raps, shallow crank baits, leech and slip bobber rigs, beetle spins.
The shallow Crappie bite was short lived in May and they are now mainly deeper in deeper brush, on bog edges in the morn and eve, or suspended at times in 15 to 25 feet of water.
A fair amount of muskies are being caught shallow but there is not yet consistent muskie action. Use lures that can get through the weeds or over the tops of the weeds. Bulge bucktails just under the surface or try creepers and hawg wobblers where the weeds are thicker. Bass fisherman are catching muskies on the shorelines too.
Northern/Smallmouth Bass report
Northern are found in the weeds using spinner baits or small spoons.