This is the fishing report for Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling 218.847.5743.
Water temps in the Detroit Lakes area are in the mid 60 degree range and will continue to drop. Walleyes are still deep on most lakes; look to the 24-32 ft. water. Some are getting caught on raps, some on rigs/jigs and minnows, and slow death is still taking some fish. We are coming up on the Sept. full moon and night trolling will come into play if the weather cooperates. On shallow lakes, look for walleyes to be close to some of the deepest holes and relating to deep weed lines or rock. Smallmouth activity is picking up on White Earth, Cormorant, Lida and Island lakes. Cormorant has a walleye tournament this weekend and will be busy. Many Point has turned some numbers for Musky, but some of the larger fish into the 50 inch and plus range have come off Pelican and Big Detroit lakes. Casting and trolling are getting follows/bites/and catching some fish. Look for the large sucker bite to become more active from now until ice up. Crappies are setting up into fall patterns and northern pike have become even more active and aggressive in shallow water as water temps drop.
Brad Laabs Guide Service