Alexandria Walleye Fishing Update

Alexandria walleye fishing in summer is going well. Water temperatures on area lakes are at roughly 70–72 degrees.

The rising temperatures indicate the end of the spawn for crappie, sunfish and bass. These fish, along with the walleye, are establishing summer patterns, and can be found near the weedlines and drop-offs.

Walleye anglers are having success using a live bait rig with a large leech, shiner or redtail around the weedlines in 18-22 feet of water.

Northern pike are holding in 6-12 feet of water at the thickest structure such as timber piles and lilly pads.

Most of the Alexandria walleye have migrated out to deeper water, schooling up on the outside weed edges in 18-22 feet of water.

Successful anglers are using a simple lindy rig tipped with a leech or crawler. Some anglers are also doing well when using spinners and crank baits.

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