Summer patterns have offcialy arivved for all species as the majority of water temps are in the mid 70s range. Weed growth is ahead of schedule as well with the above average temps we have had.
Look for walleyes to be in deeper water during the daylight hours, anywhere from 16-25ft. Trolling spinners with nighcrawlers, typically anywhere from 1.0 to 1.7 mph, on the breaks or through the basin is a great option. The leadcore and jigging rap bite should pick up soon as bait gets pushed into deeper water. Another option that puts a bunch of walleyes on the boat is trolling crankbaits/stickbaits at night, either on the inside weedlines or over the top of the weeds in 5-12ft. Best lakes in the area for walleyes currently are Minnewaska, Reno, Mary, and Osakis.
Bass fishing is doing great in the area, most fish have moved into thick shallow cover or the deep weedlines. Using a jig or frog up shallow is working well, black/blue for dirtier water and green pumpkin for clear water. On the deeper weedline jig worms, drop shots, and texas rigs with plastics are the best. Look for the deeper edge of the weeds, typically in 15-18ft. Best lakes for bass right now are Minnewaska, Pelican, Alexandria Chain, and Scandi.
Crappies and sunfish are relating to the weeds as well, look for cabbage and coontail to hold the most fish. Trolling smaller jigs over the tops of weeds and along the edge is a good method. Once a group of fish is located try vertical jigging or slip bobbers with live bait. Anglers are picking up a lot of nice sunfish while pulling crawler harnesses for walleyes as well. Good options for panfish are Minnewaska and Reno.