Metro Area Fishing Report – August 23rd, 2013
Bass are being found in the deep weeds, 16 feet or more, and hitting jigs and plastics. Look for a few walleyes to bite in the evenings off the deep weed edges, while northern pike are hitting spoons or spinners on top of the weed flats. Crappies are relating to the outside weed edges and sunfish are biting on the inside weedlines.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
Smallmouth bass are hitting topwater baits or tubes thrown in eight to 10 feet on the St. Croix River. The Prescott area of the St. Croix is giving up crappies, most of which are suspended over 15 to 25 feet of water. You’ll also find suspended crappies on the 17- to 20-foot weed edges of Forest Lake and sunfish in eight to 12 feet on Bone Lake and Big Marine Lake. Muskies are hitting topwater baits in the mornings on the points of Bald Eagle Lake or the rock/sand areas on the St. Croix.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Northern pike are hitting spinnerbaits and spoons on the weedlines of Piersons Lake and Lake Auburn. Sunfish are set up in 17 to 20 feet on Auburn and Piersons, while Whaletail Lake is producing crappies in 16 feet or more. Bass fishing continues to be strong on the weedlines of Lake Bavaria, Stieger Lake, Lake Minnewashta, and Auburn. The deep holes of the Minnesota River are giving up catfish.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
Muskie activity has picked up around the shoreline reeds and reef tops during low-light periods. You’ll find sunfish and crappies in 12 to 14 feet on North Reef and the southeast side of Kegg’s Reef. Bass continue to be plucked from the thick weeds and a few walleyes can be had at night in 10 to 12 feet with minnows or crankbaits on Red’s Reef, Kegg’s Reef, and Anderson’s Reef.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096