Minnesota Fish Tales
Statewide Fishing Report
Leech Lake was her typical self this past week. The weather and wind played tricks on folks at times, but if you were willing to adjust and try different things the walleyes would cooperate. The name of the game was locating the shiners and balls of bait and the walleyes were near by. Unfortunately this wasn't a certain depth and it varied from spot to spot. We caught walleyes this weekend anywhere from 5-15ft of water, so paying close attention to the Lowrance was a key in finding walleyes.
DNR releases walleye fry into Mille Lacs
Devils Lake Chamber Walleye Tournament Celebrates 40th Season June 24-25
Take-a-Kid fishing weekend is June 3-5
MN DNR Enforcement
CO Weekly Report
CO Chris Vinton (Perham) reports responding in the middle of the night to a rural New York Mills address at the request of an Otter Tail Co. deputy. A resident had shot a bear in their yard that was in a large dumpster and acting aggressively. The resident was aware of the two bear attacks in recent weeks and was afraid of what the bear might do. His quick reporting of the shooting though allowed for the bear to be salvaged.
DNR Outdoor Weekly Report
On Green Bay, anglers continued to report decent catch rates for walleye off Oconto. Anglers fishing off Door County reported catching smallmouth bass and an occasional northern pike. Anglers fishing along the Sturgeon Bay canal, Bayview Park, and Stone Harbor have been catching walleyes. Walleye continue to be caught in the Fox River although in smaller numbers than some weeks ago, but freshwater drum catches have been very high. On Lake Michigan, boats fishing out of Kewaunee and Algoma have been catching brown trout and a few chinook salmon.