Metro Area Fishing Report - November 2nd, 2012
Three-way rigs and crankbaits are producing walleyes, sauger, and white bass in 20 to 30 feet on the St. Croix River near Hudson. Muskie action remains favorable with large sucker minnows and quick-strike rigs in shallow water at White Bear Lake and Lake Owasso. Hunting reports have been poor for ducks and deer.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
The only fishing action worth noting is taking place for muskies on Lake Waconia where anglers are catching fish in shallow water with large sucker minnows. Waterfowl hunters are seeing more geese and divers in the area this week. Archery and pheasant hunters aren’t doing much, but deer seem to be moving more.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
A few walleyes are being taken on jigs and fatheads on the deep weedlines and 25- to 30-foot rocks in the bigger bays. Drifting or trolling big sucker minnows over 15 to 20 feet is producing muskies. Look for bass on the shorelines and northern pike relating to the mid-depth weeds.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
Walleye anglers continue to hook fish on minnows at Clearwater Lake and Sugar Lake in 10 to 16 feet of water. Bass fishing remains strong along the shorelines of most lakes and northern pike remain active on area lakes as well. Pheasant hunting action has been spotty at best and duck hunters are doing best on bigger water shooting a mixed bag of divers and puddle ducks.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297