On the Canadian side, the reefs in Skeet I area have been very good, with boat catches of over 100 fish per day. The overall average size will be smaller than other areas of the lake, but you can still expect to throw back a lot of nice keeper walleyes in a day. Rockpiles topping out from 20 to 35 feet have held the most fish. Tip your jig with a minnow, crawler or soft plastic and hold on!

In most other areas of Ontario waters, the rock reef bite has slowed considerably, and will likely remain that way, barring any extended spell of high temperatures. The fish in these areas have begun the “transition” period, where the fish leave the reefs, and return to shorelines and points. In these areas, fishing shallow shoreline rock and weedlines or deeper along points and dropoffs will the best bet, and will produce some bonus catches of perch and crappie as well.

With several fronts and windy days this past week, there are few reports coming out of the Minnesota side, but anglers dragging spinners along the deeper structure, or longlining crankbaits on shallower rock flats will be able to keep in contact with scattered fish schools. Try points and reefs near Oak I. and Little Oak I., and shallow boulder areas like Crowduck I., Hay I., Little Massacre I., and Garden I.