Detroit Lakes Fishing Report
Weekly report of where fish are biting and bait to use
This is the fishing report for Tuesday, June 23, 2020, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Water temps in the Detroit Lakes area are hovering around 70 degrees, but should warm with the warming forecast. We have started into the mayfly hatch and look for that to continue or even increase when we get some bright sunny days. Fish will key on feeding on the larva, so look for walleyes to either be deep on the bugs hatching out of the mud, or up in the mud in the cabbage weeds. Bass are active on some mid-lake weed beds as well as on shallow target near shorelines. Crappies have been biting jigs snapped or pitched into cabbage beds in the 9-13 foot water. Fish higher in the water and not on the bottom to catch them. Both fathead minnows or plastics are working. Northern are active shallow, but some of the bigger fish are of breaks in deeper water. Musky anglers are out, some catches, but more follows. Big Detroit and Pelican lakes have had the most attention.
Brad Laabs Guide Service