Leech Lake
Otter Tail

Fishing the river

I have been spending alot of time on the Mississippi river lately and things are changing. We started last weekend(6/13) with 3-ways with crankbaits. We got a few fish that way but it was slow. We changed to 2 cranks and 2 live baits. The live bait rigs were 3-ways with phelph floaters with one leech and the other had a crawler. The action picked up and we switched to all 4 lines live bait. We caught alot of fish but mailnly 10 to 13" fish. We would catch 5 small ones to every one that we could keep. The next weekend (6/21-22) the action was on live bait also. We would work the edges of the wing dams south of Prescott. We averaged 40-50 fish a day with only about 6 keepers a day. We started to catch some channel cats and strippers as well as the walleye and saugers. Remember that repeat clients get 10% off each trip. Keep on fishing and remember to take a kid out fishing.