Detroit Lakes Fishing Report
Weekly report of where fish are biting and bait to use
This is the fishing report for Thursday, August 6, 2020, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Most walleyes are still relating to long points, extending bars and mid-lake humps in 20-26 ft. water on the deeper clear water lakes in the Detroit Lakes area. Some of the shallow and stained water lakes have weed edges holding walleyes in 11-13 ft. water. Bottom bouncers with spinners or slow death are still taking fish. Many anglers enjoyed good success trolling crank baits shallow after dark during the full moon period. Rigging leeches and crawlers has continued being productive and the minnow bite is picking up. Leeches are getting hard to come by, but are still working on rigs or slip bobbers. Crappies are aggressive on high activity presentations in 8-11ft water on most lakes. Sunfish are in weeds, on edges, and some in deep water off sharp breaks. Bass activity is in full summer swing and still getting caught shallow. Smaller northern are relating to weeds and big northern are in deeper, cooler water off sharp shoreline breaks.
Brad Laabs Guide Service