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Fish report: Warm weather triggers bite

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The warm weather that greeted anglers over the past week made getting out in the boat a lot more inviting and the bite has picked up with it.

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Dillan Berglin of Christopherson Bait in Alexandria said last Friday said that walleyes and crappies were both in the shallow waters as the water temperatures started to warm and send the fish into their spawning patterns.

“A lot of fish are up in those shallows,” Berglin said. A lot of [shiner minnows] are being taken, a lot of fat heads are being taken. There’s a lot of people fishing right now. I’ve heard people catching walleyes anywhere from three feet with a crank bait and tube jigging and up to 10 feet.”

How long both the walleyes and crappies stay in those shallow waters before moving into a little deeper water is a day-to-day thing with peak spawning periods lasting only a week or two.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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