A few fish are being had in Tom Cod but not the typical flurry we should see soon. Ash River entrance has been decent and the current areas around Kettle Falls are still producing. Early morning and late evening time periods are producing with the best bite right at sunrise and that last golden hour before sunset. Sauger seem to be most prevalent in the live well but walleyes are becoming more common.
As usual, small mouth bass and northern are an easy catch casting shorelines with just about anything. Quite a few northern in the high 30 inch range are being caught with consistency with a few 40 inch plus mixed in. Good chance to tangle with a big pike while fishing for walleyes as well.
Crappie reports are scattered at best with most anglers focusing on our state fish.
Fawn deer are a very common sight right now so please slow down when you see deer crossing the road. Its a good bet that there is a fawn somewhere close. We watched bald eagles feeding their young this morning and goose goslings are everywhere. It won't be long and duck broods will be taking to the water. Goldeneye ducks are constantly in and out of our nest boxes which is a sure sign they have young to feed.
Last but not least don't forget we have a full strawberry moon in store this Friday. It should be spectacular with clear skies forecast! It's the last full moon of spring which means summer is just around the corner!
Its a great time to play hooky and come visit us in Minnesota's only national park!