Despite the weather and rising water, fishing has been good for all species, with walleyes and jumbo perch showing up on reefs, and points in the Canadian islands. Don’t be afraid to go deep and fish on the mud around structure if the fish are not on top. Musky fishermen have been doing well in sand bays and boulder areas. Weeds are still somewhat hard to find yet, but any isolated stands will hold fish. We have had some good luck on big northern pike in some of the back bays still, but most of them have moved to deeper water by now. The smallmouth fishing has been exceptional along the boulder shorelines. The mayfly hatch hasn’t hit yet, but many of the fish we are catching 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.