August 17th Fishing Report

Live-bait rigs with crawlers are producing walleyes around the main-lake bars in 16 to 22 feet. Other anglers are covering water for walleyes with a spinner rig and crawler or minnow, crankbaits, and slow-death rigs with crawlers in 12 to 15 feet, especially if it’s windy or cloudy. During the evening hours, crankbaits have started producing walleyes along some shoreline breaks in 8 to 12 feet. Finding good numbers of big perch continues to be difficult, but pike are active around most weedbeds.