Phillips Area Fishing Report
Walleye fishing picked up for us last week, The walleye were biting very lightly and we had our best luck on Slip Bobbers with leeches. Lindy rigs with a floating jighead and a leech or crawler are also working well. We are also picking up some nice gills in the same areas that we are finding the Walleye in 10 to 15 feet of water.
Smallmouth Bass action is heating up, Fish for smallies around docks and fallen trees. I like using plastics or Berkley Gulp for the Smallmouth Bass but a Leech under a float will work well too if your more of a live bait person.
We still have a strong surface bait bite going for Musky, but we are also starting to catch them on #8 and #9 tandem Blades. Ghosttails and Esox Assault have made some custom colors for our area that are doing very well right now. Most of our action still has been weed related. Follow your moon charts for peak times and you should be able to have some great action.
Pictured is Quinton and Spencer Nies, Their grandpa Steve hired me to take them out for a half day of Walleye fishing, These fish weren't big but the smiles on their faces sure where. They did end up catching a couple of nice eater walleye to bring home with them.