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Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes

June will often bring a good walleye bite with it, and action on some area lakes has picked up, according to Shane Gesell of Christopherson Bait in Alexandria.

"It has been taking off," Gesell said on Monday morning. "The best lakes that I've been hearing have been Reno and Osakis. Some guys I've been talking to have been finding them in eight to 12 feet, or 15-18 feet is what it sounds like."

Pulling nightcrawlers and leeches on Lindy Rigs is the way most anglers are targeting walleyes right now.

"They're mainly on shoreline breaks yet for walleyes," Gesell said. "Some guys are starting to find them on main lake humps out there too."

Crappies are also settling into their post-spawn patterns in a little deeper water.

"Guys are still finding the crappies," Gesell said. "Most guys are finding them in 8-12 feet, along those weed lines for crappies."

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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