The fishing continues to be great out of the Northwest Angle area. In Ontario waters, walleye anglers are still finding walleyes on the reefs in most areas. The Little Traverse area continues to produce numbers of above average size walleye and a good shot at a trophy. Productive presentations are jigging or trolling spinners using minnows or crawlers.
Muskie anglers have been seeing a lot of fish and landing quite a few as well. Many of the followers have been sluggish, and catch rates have been better during evening hours on the hot days, or during periods of cooler weather. Topwaters and the Double Cowgirl-type bucktails have been working well. Bass and pike angling has taken a back seat to muskie fishing on Lake of the Woods this week, but anglers pusuing them will do well casting to shorelines and points affected by current or wind, which will mix the warm surface layer with the cooler water below.
In MN waters, the reefs around McDonell I., the flats W of Crowduck I., and structure in the Hay I., Four Blocks, and Little Oak I. areas have been getting the most attention lately. Anglers willing to run a bit farther have been landing trophy size walleye at the Bridges reefs. Use jigs, crankbaits, or spinners depending on the structure and depth the fish are holding at.