Metro Area Fishing Report – May 10th, 2013
LAKE MINNETONKA AREA
Crappie action has been best early and late in the day in two to six feet with minnows and small jigs. Look to the bays and channels on Lake Minnetonka, Lake Independence, and Lake Sarah to produce the most panfish.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
The crappies have moved into the shallows on most lakes with minnows producing fish in less than six feet at Lake Jane, Round Lake, Silver Lake, and Lake Phalen. The docks throughout the St. Croix River are holding crappies, while a jig and minnow is turning walleyes near Prescott and the Hudson channel on the St. Croix.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
The Minnesota River by Chaska is producing a mixed bag of fish on jigs, including catfish and white bass. Look for the crappies to start moving into the shallow bays and shoreline areas of most lakes this week. Turkey hunters continue to find success and there’s been a good run of bigger birds registered.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
The marina is open and the docks are in. Crappies are being caught throughout Waconia Bay in 10 to 15 feet, but look for them to move shallower as the water warms.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096
The lakes are open and the bays and lagoons are holding crappies and sunfish. Early this week lakes such as Cedar, Clearwater, Sugar, Pleasant, and Sylvia were producing panfish in less than six feet.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297