We have enjoyed some great fall weather and some excellent fishing to go with it. However, I expect that to change as we have a cold front moving into the area starting Thursday night. Might even bring in a little wintry mix (rain/snow)and some cold nights. Make sure to have some warm clothes.
The waters are mostly populated with musky anglers this week and the bigger fish are starting to feed. Anglers are doing best on suckers and quick-set rigs, but they are still getting a few fish casting. Larger crankbaits, glide baits, and large plastic baits are putting a few fish in the boat. If you are floating a sucker and casting baits retrieve the lures close by the sucker that may attract any following fish to the sucker. I look for the bite to pick up some as the weather starts to cool this week.
Other anglers have reported some great crappie and good walleye catches this week as well. Crappie are still scattered in the basin areas of the lakes and you really need to keep moving to stay on fish. Plastics or minnows on 1/16 to 1/32 ounce jig heads are working well for the crappie with pink/white and black/chartreuse tails are the top producing colors.