If you are fishing on this Labor Day and into September, keep in mind crappies and sunfish haven’t quite moved into their deep-water fall haunts yet; they are still pretty much scattered in the shallow weed beds.
Walleyes and perch have been in the transitioning mode from the deeper flats to the shoreline veggie beds of thick submerged weeds and areas with sand grass and shallower mid-lake structure that holds forage for feeding fish. Perch have gone to the “crayfish” buffet and can be found on most rock bottoms. The northern pike will also be there, for where the forage perch go so go the pike.
There’s still good reports coming from Pokegama, Trout, Wabana, Winnie/Cut Foot Sioux and many other area lakes surrounding Grand Rapids. As always check into our local bait shops/sporting good stores to find out the latest updates from the water. Good luck fishing and we’re proud to be in Minnesota’s nature.