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WEEKLY FISHING REPORT: The bite will only get better as water temps cool

As we head into September and the water temperatures begin cooling down, the bite will only get better. It’s one of my favorite times to be on the water.

Dick Beardsley Fishing Report
Dick Beardsley has been a fishing guide for over 50 years and owns and operates Dick Beardsley Fishing Guide Service in Bemidji.
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The walleye bite is slowly picking up on some of the area lakes. Jigs and minnows, live bait rigs and crawlers are turning fish, especially on Upper Red Lake and Lake Winnibigoshish.

Meanwhile, trolling crankbaits at night has been working well on Cass Lake and Pike Bay.

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Scot Hanson of Minneapolis holds up a dandy walleye caught during a recent fishing trip with Dick Beardsley.
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Lake Bemidji is still slow but working the deep weed edges and you should pop a few fish.

Bass fishing continues to go well on many area lakes by working the shorelines and docks in addition to staying out along the deeper weed edges.

Spinner baits up shallow and plastics on the deep weed edges are working well. You’ll still find some crappies up and off the deeper cabbage but you’ll also find some moving out toward those deeper basin areas.

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Bluegills are being caught off the deep weeds and also on the deeper humps. As we head into September and the water temperatures begin cooling down, the bite will only get better. It’s one of my favorite times to be on the water.

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Bob Williams of St. Louis, Missouri, and Dick Beardsley, right, hold up a couple of chunky largemouth bass during a recent fishing excursion.
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George Veddor of Sartell, Minn., holds up a large crappie caught during a recent fishing trip with Dick Beardsley.
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Please remember to practice selective harvesting, by doing so we will continue to have great fishing for years to come.

Dick Beardsley is the owner and operator of Dick Beardsley Fishing Guide Service in Bemidji. He can be reached at (218) 556-7172 and dick@dickbeardsley.com. For more information, visit www.dickbeardsleyfishingguide.com.

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