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Friday Fish Report for May 18

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According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, there were mixed reports on how the walleye opener went for some anglers.

Saturday was a little rough, carried better reports from those who went out in the evening and at night.

The more successful walleye fisherman seemed to have a theme of the right temperature running through their stories. Nothing over twelve feet and as shallow as three.

Crescent Lake was showing success both slow trolling with Raps or live rigs. Some sat and jigged once they found the fish and 8 to 12 feet seemed to be the norm. Minnows for most of the Crescent fisherman but for the rest of the lakes, leeches were more successful – for example, Ball Club and Devilfish.

Perch were active on Elbow and trolling for northerns on Northern Light was productive.

And for those of you looking for some good rainbow action, Leo Lake had people limiting out over the weekend. Also, some nice walleyes and good size bass were available at Hungry Jack Lake.

For those of you interested in lake trout they’re not deep yet so head to your favorite spot and start trolling with some spoons.

Remember, the fish are shallow right now and temperature sensitive so you might want to grab both minnows and leeches as both are showing success