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Summer is an excellent time to be fishing walleyes in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The weather is stable, the water is warm, and the sun is usually shining. Brainerd fishing guides are extremely busy this time of year. The walleye bite on Gull Lake can be spotty in the summer. It all depends on the amount of available forage in the lake during this period. Nisswa fishing guides have to be flexible if they want to stay on active fish.

Nisswa Fishing Guide: Summer Walleye

Summer walleye fishing on Gull Lake is search time. It can be frustrating for both tourists and seasoned Brainerd fishing guides alike, but the rewards are worth it. The main lake structures on Gull Lake, especially when windblown for several days, are the best walleye fishing spots. The following structures; Grassy, Dutchman, and Hayfield are productive locations for Brainerd fishing guides. The wind is an important tool for finding fish. A steady breeze will push biomass, (plankton, insects, etc.) onto these flats and the baitfish will follow. Walleye relate heavily to the presence of forage. Put enough food on the table and the walleyes will eventually come to diner. Brainerd fishing guides will search the windblown edges of structure with their electronics. Feeding fish will often move outside the weeds and expose the rest of the school.

Summer Walleye Fishing Guide

Summer Walleye

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Brainerd fishing guides typically won't fish where walleyes can't be seen on the depth finder. Royal Karels, a past member of the Nisswa Guide League, says fishing old memories is a waste of time. The exception occurs when a fishing guide knows walleyes were using an area yesterday. Otherwise, the time would be better used searching for new schools of fish. The summer walleye bite is always slower when small perch numbers are high. Brainerd fishing guides will sometimes opt to fish other lakes when this happens. The depth finder is the most important tool in the boat at this time. There is no reason to stay on Gull Lake when the walleyes aren't showing up outside the weeds.

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