Fall fishing patterns are in full swing in the Brainerd lakes area. The walleye have moved off the weed edges and can now be found in 16-30 feet of water. Live bait rigs tipped with big chubs and or jigging raps are both working well.
Bluegills are coming from the thick weeds at the inside turns and points. Crappies can be found suspended in 15-30 feet of water. Largemouth bass are active off the weed edges and in the pencil reeds.
And anglers report that the northern pike are very aggressive in depths of 8-15 feet.