Detroit Lakes Fishing Report
Weekly report of where fish are biting and bait to use
This is the fishing report for Wednesday, October 20, 2021, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Water temps in the Detroit Lakes area have dropped to the mid to high 50 degree range and are creeping down. Walleyes are starting to gather up in bigger pods now. Many are still relating to outside edge green weeds close to sharp shoreline breaks. Most fish are in the 14-24 ft. on deeper clear lakes and the 9-15 ft. on the stained water and shallow basin lakes. Jigs and minnows and rigs and bigger minnows are the ticket. Darting baits like raps are also still working. Crappies have transitioned to holding over deeper soft bottom areas. Northern pike are extremely active on weed flats as are bass. The fall “feedbag” time is here. Docks are out on Becker County lakes and on some Otter Tail County lakes. Water is still low even after more rain, so plan for launching and loading.
Brad Laabs Guide Service