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Awesome opening weekend! Great weather and the fishing was good all over the area.

Walleye– were scattered depending on where you were fishing. On the Eagle River Chain they were in just about every deeper hole on every lake. Just a jig and a medium or extra-large fat head pulled slow right on bottom did the trick! People were still getting a lot of walleyes in the river on crank baits like Rapalas and on live bait. Walleye suckers, black tails, fatheads you name it guys were using it all and it all seem to be working. On some of the bigger lakes the guys were still catching walleyes up shallow with leeches and crawlers.

Bass – bass fishing was also pretty good this weekend. Rapala rippin raps on deep rocks was working well.

Northern pike– people were getting northerns all over off shallow. Just find some shallow weeds and throw out a pike chub or a bigger minnow under a bobber. Bigger Rapalas, like husky jerks, were working too.

Crappies– only got a few reports of guys catching Crappie‘s. Water is still pretty cool. The guys that were getting them were getting them just outside of staging areas in 6 to 12 feet of water. Just a crappie minnow on a slip bobber is all you need. Hopefully within the next week or so that water will go up a couple more degrees and they will start pushing up shallow.

Information for this week’s fishing report was provided by Justin Reynolds from R&M Musky Shop.

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