Panfish: There are still perch in the weeds and you can find some moving into the rock piles using a slip bobber tipped with minnows or tossing a 1/8th oz. jig with a small minnow seems to be doing the job. Crappies are in the deeper weeds and around structure. Slip bobber rigs with a hook and minnow or a jig and plastic should do the trick. Bluegills are up in the shallows on the warmer lakes; slip bobber rigs baited with red worms or waxies will catch these. Remember we do have panfish regulations on a few of our lakes in the area.
Bass: Largemouth can be found in the shallow weeds and around docks; they will be caught using top water and spinnerbaits. Smallies are in and around the rocks and can be had by using small crankbaits and jerkbaits or livebait will work also.
Northern: Will be found in and around weeds pitching jig and minnows or small spinnerbaits and spoons like the Johnson Silver Minnow will get their attention.
Walleye: We are casting 1/8th and 1/4 oz. jigs tipped with live bait. Depending on the depth that you are fishing is when you might need to go heavier with your jig.
Muskies: Bucktails and jerkbaits are working, along with top water, these are your go to baits for a while now.
Also, if you're in the area, the Tuesday evening summer sessions of the Phelps Outdoors and Colin Crawford's Guide Service "Fishing Tips & Techniques" have begun and go through August 8th. They begin at 6pm and are held in the Phelps School, lower commons (4451 Old School Rd.). The seminars are free of charge and open to the public for all ages and skill levels. They are a great way to find out what's biting that week and the best way to catch them.
Happy fishing! Selective harvest is the way to go. Colin Crawford's Guide Service, firstname.lastname@example.org (715)891-2715. Website is www.crawfordfishing.com or you can also find Phelps Outdoors on Facebook. NPAA #94.