My wife has to travel to Brainerd, MN for a week out of every month for work. Since it’s basically a free trip for me to tag along, I took a week of vacation and pulled the boat up here from the Fox Valley. I’m currently waiting for some nasty storms to pass, so thought I would see if anyone has any thoughts/experience/pointers for fishing the general area. I plan to avoid Mille Lacs and explore some of the smaller lakes and the Gull Chain. Plus, I have the benefit of fishing during the week to avoid the yahoo weekend crowd. Welcoming any input. Thanks!
Brainerd, MN Area
When I’m fishing solo with little intel on new water, I generally learn more and cover more water on “smaller” lakes. So far I’m in the triple digits with bass, some over the 4lb mark. Living near the Winnebago system I rarely target walleye on trips since they are in my backyard year round. However that does sound tempting, and I may give it a shot Friday.
Absolutely fantastic area up here. Virtually no pressure on the lakes I’ve been on.