Metro Area Fishing Report – April 12th, 2013
LAKE MINNETONKA AREA
Ice remains throughout the area, but there hasn’t been anyone fishing. Some shorelines and accesses have started to pull away, but you could still get on many lakes early this week. There’s also open water in select channels and current areas.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
A jig and minnow provides steady walleye action at Pool #2 and Pool #4 on the Mississippi River. The ice fishing season is winding down with many shorelines starting to pull away. A few anglers continue to hit White Bear Lake for crappies during the evening hours in 10 to 14 feet, but the shorelines are pulling away.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Some shorelines have started to open and the accesses are getting beat up. As a result, ice fishing options are very limited and the few lakes that anglers can get on haven’t been productive. Anglers seem to be in “between seasons” mode as they wait for open-water options to develop.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
Anglers continue to use ATVs or walk on many lakes, although the shorelines are starting to pull away beyond repair on others. Crappie and sunfish action has been good in six to 12 feet at Lake Sylvia, Cedar Lake, Clearwater Lake, and Sugar Lake throughout the day with some bigger fish in the mix just before sunset.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297
Walking on most lakes remains an option, but there hasn’t been a lot of people fishing. The best action continues to take place on Chisago Lake for sunfish during the day and crappies during the evening hours straight out from the public access.
Frankie’s Bait (651) 257-6334