It is hard to believe we are already into the month of October... Fall is flying bye! If you are thinking about putting your boat away for the winter, reconsider because the fishing has been great! Walleyes and crappies are biting right now in 25-40 feet of water on shoreline breaks and deep holes on Big Pine, Little Pine, Ottertail and other area lakes. Sucker minnows on a lindy rig are still producing well for the walleyes, and Jigs with a fathead or small sucker are producing both crappies and walleyes as well. Bait has been relatively tough, and it appears redtails and creek chubs are done for the season. The fishing will remain good all the way until the lakes freeze!
We are also hearing good reports of muskies being caught on the area lakes that have muskies. Throwing lures and trolling big suckers are both producing, and this bite also will only continue to get better! We have musky suckers right now, but please call ahead if you are planning on picking some up as move forward.
Duck report has been very hit or miss, with some hunters claiming they are seeing a lot of ducks and having good success while others are saying it has been slow. It does seem the last few days however more and more ducks are moving into the area, and it wont be long until the northern flock start pushes down!
We have had a great archery season so far, with several customers shooting some really nice deer! Deer numbers are very good and a lot of big deer being seen. Don't forget their is a youth firearm season this year, and the rifle opener will be on November 9th.
This is a great time of year to be an outdoorsman, and we still have a lot of time for hunting and fishing before winter is here. Get out and make the most of it! Happy hunting and fishing!