In Canadian waters, last week’s warming trend has put the trophy walleyes back on the bite on the reefs in the Little Traverse. The area around Massacre I has been a good place to start looking for the big guys. Expect to catch numbers of solid keepers as well. Many of the reefs up north have been serving up numbers of fish, but plan to sort through some little guys to get your keepers. In Minnesota waters, the areas of Lunatic I., Little Oak I., Crowduck I., and Oak I. have been productive.
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. Anglers looking for perch have been doing well on jumbos, and the lake trout report has been good, with most fish being caught over 80 feet of water.