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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Fishing Reports


This is the fishing report for Wednesday, July 18, 2018, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling 218.847.5743.   

As we are smack dab at the height of summer fishing remains very good! Walleye fishing has remained quite strong on area lakes. Bass fishing has been excellent fishing the inside and outside of the weed edges on a variety of different rigged plastics. Crappies and bluegills can be found in and around the cabbage using small jigs and plastics. The pike fishing has been really good and the muskie are showing interest in bucktails and large swimbaits fished over the top of weedbeds. Have a great day on the water and please remember to practice selective harvesting, by doing so we will continue to have great fishing for years to come!
Dick Beardsley Fishing Guide Service

Water temps in the Detroit Lakes area continue to hover in the upper 70 degree range and even hitting 80 degrees. Walleyes are on points and humps. Check out the 18-26 ft. depths. Bottom bouncers/spinners/crawlers, rigging leeches and big minnows, and jigging raps are taking fish. Some anglers still doing well night trolling shallow flats. Bass are active on weed lines, docks, and shaded shoreline cover. Northern active in the weeds and bigger fish off the sharp breaks in deeper water. Casting, trolling, or rigging big minnows are all working. Sunfish are everywhere and active on small leeches, pieces of crawler, or plastics.
Brad Laabs Guide Service

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