Metro Area Fishing Report – March 15th, 2013
LAKE MINNETONKA AREA
There hasn’t been a lot of people fishing over the past week and last weekend’s rain left a fair amount of water on area lakes. The North Arm of Lake Minnetonka is giving up sunfish in 10 to 12 feet and crappies in 19 feet. Sunfish also can be had on Medicine Lake in 10 to 14 feet.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
The north end of Lake Elmo is giving up sunfish and crappies in 15 to 20 feet. Crappies continue to hit at night on White Bear Lake in 15 feet and during the afternoon hours on Lake Jane in 10 feet of water. Crappies also are being found suspended over 20 to 25 feet during the early morning hours in the Bayport area of the St. Croix River.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Twin Lake is giving up perch in 20 to 22 feet on waxworms or minnows. Hit the south end of Eagle Lake for crappies in 25 feet and Weaver Lake is providing a mixed bag of panfish in 10 to 12 feet.
Johnson’s Bait and Tackle (763) 383-8830
Lake Sarah is producing crappies over 18 to 20 feet and sunfish in 10 to 12 feet. On Red Rock Lake, you’ll find sunfish in 10 to 12 feet and Dexter/Whaletail Lake is giving up crappies in 18 to 24 feet. There hasn’t been a lot of people fishing and those that are going out are reporting more slush on the lakes this week than last.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
Last weekend’s rain actually improved travel conditions on area lakes since it took care of a lot of snow, but you still need to watch where you’re going off the main roads and paths. Pelican Lake and Lake Sylvia started giving up sunfish in six to eight feet. Crappie action continues to be best during the evening hours in 16 to 22 feet on lakes John, Clearwater, Pleasant, and Granite. Crappies and sunfish are being found in 10 to 16 feet on Lake Marie, Maple Lake, and Indian Lake.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297
The south end of Chisago Lake is producing sunfish during the day in five to 13 feet and crappies at night in 22 to 24 feet. The Sunset Point area of South Center Lake is kicking out sunfish in less than eight and crappies at night in 22 to 26 feet near Benson’s Island. Look to Little Green Lake for numbers of small crappies in 10 feet of water.
Frankie’s Bait (651) 257-6334