Fishing remains good for all species, but the recent winds and rains have kept water temps in the mid to low 60s. In Canadian waters, walleye anglers continue to find walleye around reefs, points, and current areas using jig and minnow combos. Productive depths have ranged from less than 10 feet to over 30 feet on the mud around structure. The mayfly hatch has begun in earnest, and anglers will do best by avoiding the areas with recent hatches. Musky anglers are seeing and catching nice fish in sand bays, weedy areas, and boulder shorelines and points. Smallmouth bass are still going strong on the shorelines, and the large pike have been showing up on reefs and point areas and are being caught by walleye anglers. A second big pike pattern is still going in the back bays with heavy weed cover.
In Minnesota waters, the Flag I. flats, Lunatic I, and Little Oak areas have been productive. Anglers have had the best luck trolling with spinners and crankbaits.