Metro Area Fishing Report - October 5th, 2012
Fishing success has been limited, especially for walleyes and muskies. Crappies are active at Demonterville Lake hitting small jigs and minnows in 10 feet. Crappies also have started to be found suspended over the deep holes of the St. Croix River.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Spoons are the ticket for northern pike in 10 to 12 feet at Pierson Lake. Anglers fishing from the pier on Steiger Lake are catching bass and northern pike on sucker minnows. Bow hunters are reporting better deer movement with a few more bucks being taken, while duck hunters continue to find a decent supply of puddle ducks and geese.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
The marina will close on Oct. 7 for the rest of the open-water season. Anglers continue to find sunfish and largemouth bass along the bulrushes and weed edges. Look for walleyes to bite best during low-light periods on the tops and edges of the main-lake reefs. Muskie action has been “on again/off again” with most fish being seen in shallow water.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096
Walleyes are hitting shiner minnows during low-light periods on the 20- 26-foot rock piles in most bigger bays. Bass will hit spinnerbaits and pike are hitting suckers in six to 10 feet. Work the channels during low-light periods for crappies and muskies have started hitting big sucker minnows along the 15-foot weeds. Duck numbers are limited, but there are geese to be had in the area.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
You’ll find crappies in six feet in the channel between Chisago Lake and South Lindstrom Lake. Chisago is kicking out bass in shallow and deep water and pike in 12 to 14 feet via crankbaits. Hit Sunrise Lake for crappies and sunfish in six to 10 feet or Kroon Lake for crappies in 12 to 18 feet. Duck numbers and participation have dropped.
Frankie’s Bait (651) 257-6334