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Brainerd Walleye Fishing Tips - Late Summer

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This is my favorite time of the year for catching walleyes in Brainerd, MN. The water is warm and Mr. walleye's metabolism is stuck in high gear. These conditions force a school of walleyes to feed multiple times during a single day. The best bite always occurs shallow, just right off the weeds. These schools of hungry walleyes are easy to spot on a depth finder. Don't waste your time fishing memories. In order to be successful during this time of year, you must see the fish on your depth finder. Let the wind be your guide in deciding which areas you should fish. Strong wind action will blow baitfish into concentrated areas. Hungry walleyes will search out these areas, and will feed aggressively. The best bait for this time of year is a 3 to 4 inch cheek chub. I like to fish this bait on a lindy rig with a 2 to 3 foot Snell. It's amazing how many walleyes can be stacked on the tip of a weed point during this time of year. When the baitfish are present, the walleyes will concentrate. Many times, the closer to the weeds you get, the better the fishing is. Don't be afraid to drift 2 to 3 feet into the edge of the weed bed during this time of year. This is a time of plenty, make sure that you practice selective harvest. Keep walleyes in the 14 to 16 inch range and let the rest go for seed. This will insure years of excellent fishing to come in the Brainerd Lakes area.