The past couple of weeks Fall Lake has been blessed with some beautiful weather and some great fishing! Despite some bluebird days, anglers are having no problems finding enough fish to eat and take home! Guests that have stayed at Packsack for the last 20-years have reported that this year has been the best ever for fishing.
Packsack anglers are still hammering the smaller (and a few bigger) walleyes on Fall Lake and in Pipestone. Jackfish has been producing the larger 20-plus inch fish. Most folks are fishing deeper in the 20-22 ft range. Leeches and crawlers are working the best, though trolling with crankbaits has produced some golden eyes as well.
Smallmouth bass have showed no signs of taking it easy on angler’s lures. Bass of all sizes are smashing top water and subsurface baits. Fishing around smaller boulders and islands during the day with leaches is a great way to find the bronze backed bruins, while fishing top water bass in the evening when the water is calm is a thrill like no other.
Packsack anglers doing the work of three portages (Newton, Pipestone, Back Bay) have been greatly rewarded with baskets of bluegills. Pieces of leach or crawlers is all that is needed to catch them. We are starting to see a few more crappie being caught. Still no large numbers but a few on a stringer is always a good sight!
Our fisherman on the paddle only lakes have been doing great as of late! Agnes is still hot for bass and walleye, Crooked is big on Pike and Boot Lake has produced some huge walleyes.
The woods are currently filled with berries! If you have caught your limit of fish and need a change of scenery then head out and pick some blueberries!