Fishing Reports

Opening Weekend Report

Opening weekend is now behind us and it was a windy one! Fishing was good at times and really tough as well. The crappies were active in the shallows, especially during the mid day hours, while the walleyes were mostly caught in the mornings and evenings. A jig and a shiner minnow or leech was the best way to put a few in the boat. The next few weeks things should get better as the water warms.

Opener 2022

With the 2022 Fishing Opener just days away, things are shaping up for it
to be an awesome opener! With the super cold April, many of the lakes in
the Brainerd Lakes Area were not thawing, and there was concern that we
could have ice still here in the middle of May. But, all the lakes in our
area are now ice free and with the warm temps we have this week, it should
lead to a good bite on Saturday! Good luck this weekend , swing by S and W
Bait anytime this weekend to get the BEST bait and any final tips from the
legendary Nisswa Guides League!

May fish pics, 2021

Some real nice walleyes coming out of Gull Lake these last few days after opener. Most of these fish came out of 8 ft. but the biggest, 29.5” was caught in 18 ft. All were released healthy to fight another day. These fish were caught with Glen of the Nisswa Guides’s League.