Metro Area Fishing Report - September 21st, 2012
Look for crappies over 20 feet or more in the Hudson area of the St. Croix River. Anglers pitching small plastics or minnows on the 10-foot breaks on Lake Jane are catching crappies and bass.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Trolling spoons on the weed edges of Lake Auburn and Pierson Lake has produced pike. Look to Lake Parley and Lake Bavaria for sunfish in 10 to 12 feet and the shallow weeds on Lake Zumbra continue to produce bass. Goose-hunting reports have been limited since opening weekend and a few archery-killed deer have been registered.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
Bass action is strong with jigs and plastics on deeper weedlines adjacent to most reefs. Crankbaits and bucktails are raising muskies in 10 to 14 feet along the south shore and sunfish are biting on the weedlines in Waconia Bay. Walleye activity is best during low-light periods with minnows or crankbaits.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096
Crappies started hitting minnows on top of the weed flats in 15 to 18 feet. Walleyes also have become active in the channels during low-light periods or in 16 to 18 feet during the day. Minnows also the best option. Pike and bass are hitting spinnerbaits on the weed flats in eight to 10 feet. Muskies are scattered, but actively hitting topwater baits in shallow water during the early morning hours.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
You’ll find crappies and sunfish in eight to 14 feet on Lake John, Clearwater Lake, Lake Sylvia, and Pleasant Lake. Spinners and minnows or crawlers are producing walleyes in 14 to 25 feet on Sugar Lake, Cedar Lake, and Clearwater. Pike and bass are an easy catch on most lakes with minnows, crankbaits, or spinnerbaits in six to 12 feet. Goose-hunter numbers have dropped since opening weekend, but those still hunting are shooting birds.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297