Detroit Lakes Fishing Report
Weekly report of where fish are biting and bait to use
This is the fishing report for Wednesday, May 25, 2022, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Water temps in the Detroit Lakes area are in the mid-50 degree range and climbing slow. The walleye bite on area lakes has been good in the shallow 7-12 foot water. Jigs tipped with minnow (spot tail shiners are best)/plastics and slip bobber and leech have been the most productive. Northern are active shallow as well and feeding on schools of bait fish close to sharp breaks on shoreline flats. Crappies and gils are in shallow on spawning beds, but do move in and out with the weather. Look to the first break close to spawning areas when cold front drops water temps. Bass are setting up for spawn and are on shallow weed cover from 3-8 feet. Starting this Saturday bass can be harvested with the opening of the season. Expect busy accesses with the nice weather forecast for the holiday weekend.
Brad Laabs Guide Service