The hawgs of summer are back! In Canadian waters, last week’s warming trend has put the trophy walleyes back on the reefs in the Little Traverse. The area around Massacre I has been a good place to start looking for the big guys. The deep reefs up north have been serving up numbers of fish, but plan to sort through the little guys to get your keepers. In Minnesota waters, look for the structure around Garden, Knight, and Bridges islands to be kicking out some big fish.
Muskie fishing has been active with the warmer weather, with the evening continuing to be one of the better times of the day to fish. The big pike have been showing up offshore in areas where walleyes are being caught. Smallmouth bass have been active on the shorelines, although few anglers are targeting them now. The crappie and perch bite has leveled off with the warming water temps, but the anglers looking for them are still finding fish.