Fishing has been good for all species, with walleyes and jumbo perch showing up on shallow reefs in numbers in the Canadian islands. Musky fishermen have been doing well in sand bays and boulder areas. Check out Kevin Powell’s 47  inch beauty caught this week! Weeds are still hard to find yet, but any isolated stands will hold fish. The best bet for big northern pike has been on offshore structure and points. With the lack of weeds, there are fewer fish holding in their usual bay areas. The smallmouth fishing has been exceptional along the boulder shorelines as well. The mayfly hatch hasn’t hit yet, but most fish caught seem to be full of the larva.
In Minnesota waters, anglers have been working the Flag I. flats area, as well as Brush I. and Little Oak I. areas, and limits have been the norm.