Fishing Reports Northern Minnesota
It's time. The water is high, but there are fish to be had. I have my first guide trips this weekend and scouting tonight I found hungry fish right where they are supposed to be. Trons. Not Tron Jrs., but TRONS. I don't expect giant numbers, but I expect to shake hands with some major pre-spawn honeys and if you know my angle that is enough to have me hollering at the heavens in excitement. My boat doesn't just search for fish, we have fun doing so! This ain't a hobby. This ain't a passion. This is a straight up addiction! I sat around all winter dreaming of these eats. Reflecting and adjusting methods mentally, it's time to put it to the test!
Our big fish water is largely a migratory fishery and what a different fishery it is year to year. Last year we watched fish eat grass hoppers this weekend with crazy temps taking a normal spawning weekend into top water midsummer eats. This year, it's 57 degree water temps and high water levels. It doesn't scare me... There are fish in the river and that's all I needed to know. This weekend I'm gonna work off 9 months of waiting, rowing the new sticks! The time has begun. We have now till September 1 for prime TROPHY smallmouth dates. The sweetest things in life don't come for free, and after 9 months of waiting, holy shit do we deserve this!!!
When the fellas at the launch ask what they are biting on, you can say leeches, but these ain't sold in town!