Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort 6-20-16
Saturday was the Musky opener in both Ontario and Minnesota and the water temp at 65 on both sides. A lot of nice fish anywhere from 36- 50 inches being caught with a lot of good action in sandy bays with weed structure and moving to points. Smaller buck tails, jerk baits and other smaller baits proved to be successful.
Walleyes have been in 18-30 feet of water in the mud and transitional areas due to the may fly and other bug hatches. White, gold, and pink lead 1/4 -3/8-ounce jig heads are still successful and always seem to be a good go to. Some guides have found success pulling spinners on the outside of the reefs during this transitional period. The average walleye we saw this week was approximately 20 inches with a 30 and 33 incher among the mix.
The Minnesota Musky opener showed fishermen quite a few muskies, especially around Flag, Brush and Oak Island.
Walleyes have been found in 23-25 feet of water around Stony point and NW point, fishing was tough for a few days but it has definitely turned around. Hammered gold, pink and orange have shown to be successful while pulling spinners and bottom bouncers, crawlers have been more productive but, we still are picking up a few with shiners. The shinners have moved out deeper and are more scattered now moving the fish out to the reefs and away from larger islands. With the may fly and other bug hatches pulling rapalas in deeper water has been successful as the fish have been suspended about 5 feet off the bottom. Saugers have been found more by Kirk and Norman.
Until next week, good luck fishing!
Dan Schmidt and Jeremy Glessing, Flag Island Resort