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Lake Bemidji Summer Fishing Report

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How to fish Lake Bemidji in the summer

  • Lake Bemidji

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    Visit Bemeidji
  • Walleye

    Species: Walleye

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    Congrats to Jace & Charlie on winning the tournament!
  • Lake Plantagenet

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  • Cass Lake

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  • Blackduck Lake

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  • Technique: Vertical Jigging Shallow (0-9')

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    On windy days, fish shallow points and bars in the wind. Otherwise fish are moving out to the closest deep water breaks or emerging weeds in 12-14 feet.
  • Technique: Live Bait Rigs

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    Fish with leeches, crawlers, and spinners.
  • Smallmouth Bass

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

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    Starting to move towards deeper water.
  • Largemouth Bass

    Species: Largemouth Bass

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    Starting to move towards deeper water.
  • Technique: Hard Topwater (Popping)

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    Topwater baits in the morning make for an exciting bite!
  • Technique: Hard Topwater (Walking)

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    Topwater baits in the morning make for an exciting bite!
  • Northern Pike

    Species: Northern Pike

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    Action has been hot!
  • Technique: Spoons

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  • Crappie

    Species: Crappie

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    Crappies are moving out from shallow water, but can be found around pencil reeds close to deeper water.
  • Panfish / Bluegill

    Species: Panfish / Bluegill

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    Bluegills and other panfish are still active up shallow.
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