Brainerd Fishing Report: September 4, 2019

This weekly fishing report features multiple lakes in the Brainerd Lakes Area located in central Minnesota. It’s provided by Nate Berg Fishing Guides.

With water temps down anywhere from 10-14 degrees the fall walleye patterns are setting in. Some fish can still be found in the weeds but the best bites have been in the 16-25 foot depths all across the area. Red tails and shiners have both been great but don’t put the crawlers away yet. A good night trolling bite is still going strong and will only get better as water temps cool and weeds begin to die off.

Crappies are active and can be caught on numerous ways including plastics, cranks and crappie minnows. Bluegill action is very consistent with half of a night crawler on a hook and split shot being the best tactic. Pike are very active and can be caught right along the weed lines trolling big spinner baits, wood and big suckers.