Mid-Spring Report

Well it's been a whirlwind guide season around here.  We're already into mid-June!  The past few weeks have seen some incredible fishing, as well as some tough days too.  We had our annual spring cold front in early June which made things tough, but once that pushed out things got right back on track.  The weather the past few days has been pretty unstable making hard to even get out for a couple hours of fishing.  The smallmouth bite is right where it should be for this time of year with a mix of spawn, and post spawn fish.  A good push of new fish arrived about a week ago too, making things interesting.  Most fish are still being found in the 2-5 foot depths with some larger, post-spawn females out in the deeper water.  The post-spawn feed should get going when our water temps bump up a bit, making for some great fishing.  We've had our best luck either on topwater or dragging something right down on the bottom.  

River anglers were reporting good Brown Drake hatches before the storm, but the 3-5 inches of rain we just recived will shut things down for a while.  Your best bet will be to fish the upper stretches of the Brule.

Big Lake trollers are still finding some fish high in the water column if you can find cooler water, and some guys have transitioned to deepwater.