Fishing tips from guides in the know

Minnesota’s fishing season hits full stride over the week of July 4th. So we asked for advice from an assortment of local guides and denizens. They shared choice lakes and methods they’ll use in the coming week to catch walleyes, bass, crappies, bluegills, perch and northern pike.

Walleye fishing on Whitefish Lake north of Breezy Point has been good. Try back-trolling with a Lindy Rig tipped with a redtail chub minnow. From 8 a.m. until noon, the best bite has been right along weed lines in 10 to 12 feet of water. In almost any area lakes right now, walleyes aren’t in deep water. They should be up against the weeds.

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