Some of Gull Lake's best early season walleye locations are found on the northern end. Brainerd fishing guides will frequent Grassy, Cobbins, and Hayfield in the early season. The tops of these points have large, flat, shallow water, areas that are often overlooked by many anglers. Bowl shaped depressions in sandy areas, located in 6 to 9 feet of water, can be productive. This is especially true when multiple boats have concentrated themselves along the weed line in deeper water. The best weed line locations are inside corners and outside points. Key weed line water depths are 9 to 12 feet.
Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minnesota
The best early spring locations will always have newly emerging cabbage weeds present. Walleyes are edge animals. They will follow the edges of a weed line the same way deer follow forest edges. Brainerd fishing guides have learned how the various features of these flat funnel walleyes to traditional areas over the years. Some depressions, although small, will concentrate fish. These are Brainerd fishing guide hot spots
The spot tail shiner is the key bait for this time of year. They will out fish all other types of live bait ten to one during this period. A three inch spot-tail shiner on 1/8 oz jig has probably accounted for more walleyes than any other Brainerd fishing guide presentation. Remember to fish the combo slow. Cold water conditions mean low body temperatures for cold blooded creatures. Slower presentations will out fish faster speeds at this time.
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