The fall colors are at peak right now in the
Brainerd Lakes area. So beautiful in the
woods or on the lakes. It is hard to stay
focused on fishing lately as my mind starts to
think about fall and the hunting season.
Last weekend was the waterfowl opener. It
was a little warmer than average with
temperatures around 80 degrees. I've seen
a few reports of hunters doing well on wood
ducks. But overall it was a bit slow and a
better day to play at the lake. Fishing
has been good on some days but a little
frustrating overall. Most anglers are
fishing walleyes on any of our bigger lakes.
Gull, North Long, Pelican, and Round are all
great choices in the fall. The fish have
been very scattered and thye continue to be here
one day, gone the next. It's been a new
adventure each to hunt them down. They
have been scattered at different depths from 14
feet down into the 40s. We've been using
jigs and rainbows, redtails and a lindy rig, or
jigging Rapalas. October is here now.
That is trophy time! The big fish will
start to feed up for winter and it is now the
best time of the year here locally to catch that
fish of a lifetime.
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