Last week of open water fishing for us has been good, real good. With the mild temps creeping well into November, it has been hard not to have the boat on the water. Water temps in the area are hovering around 45 degrees and fish are still on the chew.
St Louis River has now removed most the public access docks, so it is a little hard to launch and load boats, especially bigger vessels. Jig and minnow combinations have been the best tactic for a multi-species days on the water. Walleyes, smallmouth, crappies and pike are all being caught. Snap jigging with ice fishing jigging raps and Northland Tackle Puppet Minnows has also been effective.
Lake Superior has remained pretty silent, unless heading out toward the Chequamegon Bay areas for the Small Mouth. The tributaries have also slowed down with the low water and not a lot of fresh influx of Lake Superior migratory fish.
The inland lakes have been okay, but have also slowed down. Best target species is late season walleyes using jig n minnow combinations. 10 feet of water off of structured areas has been good. Muskie anglers are also getting a few fish slow trolling oversized sucker minnows.
For those that are out on the water or in the woods, stay safe
Tight Lines and GoOd FiShN