In Canadian waters, the reefs and points in Skeet I area has been producing numbers of fish, while the Little Traverse reefs have been giving up fewer fish, but with much better average size. Many fish in the 20” range and up being caught, along with 28” – 30” trophies. Jigs tipped with minnows, crawlers, or plastics have been the best presentation.
Muskie anglers continue to report good success. Evenings and weather changes have produced some of the best catches. Topwaters and large bucktails have been productive presentations. Pike anglers looking for large fish would do well fishing windy rock points with muskie gear. Lately the bass fishing has been excellent, with both good numbers and size being caught. Crankbaits and soft plastics in crayfish colors have been the presentation to use.
In Minnesota waters, walleye anglers have been doing well on the reefs and points S of Oak I., the E side of Little Oak, and the reefs near Hay I. The reefs at Knight I and Bridges I have been good as well, but expect to sort through a lot of “slot” and trophy fish in order to keep a limit. Spinner rigs and jigs have been working well for the anglers presenting live bait.