Northwest Minnesota Fishing Report - July 27th, 2012
Spinners and crawlers are turning walleyes during low-light periods in 18 to 24 feet at Lake Mary and Reno Lake. Rattle Traps are producing northern pike on the weedlines of Lake Le Homme Dieu and the 12- to 14-foot weeds of Lake Miltona are holding bluegills. Pitch plastics on the deep weedlines of lakes Le Homme Dieu, Carlos, Geneva, and Miltona for bass.
Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle (320) 763-3255
Walleyes are hitting crawlers during the day in 11 to 20 feet, and crankbaits at night in five feet on Otter Tail Lake, Rush Lake, Silver Lake, and West Battle Lake. Sunfish and crappies are being pulled from 15 feet on West Battle, East Battle Lake, Fish Lake, Clitherall Lake, and Mollie Stark Lake. Sucker minnows are the ticket for pike on Fiske Lake and Donald Lake in 17 to 20 feet.
Ben’s Bait Shop (218) 864-5596
PARK RAPIDS AREA
Slip bobbers and leeches are producing a few walleyes during low-light periods along the 15- to 18-foot weedlines of Big Sand Lake and Long Lake. Northern pike are hitting sucker minnows in 12 to 14 feet on Big Mantrap Lake, Fish Hook Lake, and the Crow Wing Chain. Bluegills continue to be caught in 14 feet on Toad Lake, Lake Belle Taine, Fish Hook, and the Crow Wing Chain. Muskie anglers are reporting more follows than hook-ups with surface baits at Big Mantrap and Elk Lake. Rainbow trout are being found suspended over deep water on Bad Medicine and Long.
Delaney’s (218) 732-4281