Detroit Lakes Fishing Report
Weekly report of where fish are biting and bait to use
This is the fishing report for Wednesday, July 28, 2021, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
We will finally get a break from the excessive heat this next week. Water temps in the Detroit Lakes area range from high 70’s in the mornings to the low 80’s by evening. Water levels are extremely low and many accesses can be a challenge to launch and load. Be careful not to hit your skag or prop. Walleyes continue to be in deeper (19-26 ft.) water on clear water lakes with some also relating to weeds in 9-13 ft. Walleyes in the stained lakes are on outside weed edges in the 9-15 ft. water. Rigging (minnow/leeches/crawlers), jigging (minnows/plastics/leeches), pulling spinners/slow death, and jig/rippin raps are taking fish. Bass are active on deep weed edges and shallow docks. Smallies are on deep hard bottom areas or shallow close to rock/gravel/hard sand areas close to weeds. Big northerns are in deeper water and will take large sucker minnows. Crappies seem to stay close to cabbage and sharp drop edges to deep water and are in the 8-15 ft. water. Gils seem to be everywhere! Getting the bigger gils may depend on lake choices.
Brad Laabs Guide Service