This week’s fishing report brought to you by Tom Neustrom, MN Fishing Connections. Tom is a Grand Rapids, Minnesota area fishing guide, fishing professional and inductee into both the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame and the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.
“Ladies and gentlemen start your engines” or should I ask if your boat engine is ready? Make sure everything is in tip top shape prior to next week’s opening day.
Since you have your tackle ready, it’s time to start thinking of where the walleyes are going to be next week. With warm temperatures forecast for this weekend, for opener traditional locations will be the best places to start. An eighth ounce jig and shiner or chub is a tough combination to beat. Shallow areas in depths of 6-10 feet are great places to look. Move slowly along shallow flats and shoreline breaks. A trick that always seems to be beneficial is to watch for loons and gulls diving for baitfish. Many times the walleyes are right under the bait and the action can be consistent. In the evening slow troll Shad Raps along the shorelines and it’s a great way to cover water and catch fish. Make sure before venturing out tell someone where you are going for the day. One never knows but things can happen and letting one know where you are is a smart idea. Hope your opening day fishing trip is a successful day filled with memories and a tasty fish dinner. Good Luck.
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