Statewide

ALEXANDRIA AREA

Expect an evening crappie bite on Smith Lake, Maple Lake, and
Lake Mary in 22 feet of water. Lake Carlos is producing enough
walleyes to keep things interesting during the evening hours in 20
feet and Lake Reno has produced walleyes in 5 to 7 feet of water.
Lake Henry is a safe bet for perch and a few crappies.

Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle (320) 763-3255

ANNANDALE AREA

Northern pike are hitting on Cedar Lake, Lake John, Granite
Lake, and Pleasant Lake. Look to the weed edges in 10 to 15 feet of
water. Crappies continue to hit in 50 feet of water on Clearwater
Lake. Sunfish have been tough to find and there are a few walleyes
coming from Lake Sylvia in 25 to 30 feet of water.

Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297

BATTLE LAKE

Blanche Lake has produced good-sized sunfish over 10 to 12 feet
of water in recent days. Look to South Turtle Lake for crappies and
an occasional good-sized sunfish. The walleye action has slowed
quite a bit, although East Battle Lake and Ottertail Lake continue
to produce a few fish in 15 to 20 feet of water.

Ben’s Bait Shop (218) 864-5596

BRAINERD/NISSWA AREA

Gull Lake is still producing walleyes in several locations.
Leading the way are Dutchman’s Bluff, the Rock Pile, and Center
Bar. Look to the river channel area on the south end of the lake
for walleyes as well. Lakes such as Round, Mollie, Edwards, and
North Long have continued to produce a few walleyes as well. The
better panfish reports are coming off Wilson Bay on Gull, Red Sand
Lake, Nisswa Lake, Round, North Long, and Jones Bay on Pelican
Lake.

S & W Bait & Tackle (218) 829-7010

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CROSS LAKE AREA

Lake trout reports from opening weekend were encouraging from
Trout Lake where anglers found fish hitting spoons in 40 feet of
water. Northern pike are hitting on most area lakes and suspended
crappies continue to hit over 35 feet of water on Cross Lake.

Crosslake Holiday Sports (218) 692-2708

DETROIT LAKES

Height of Land Lake is kicking out a few walleyes, plenty of
northern pike and some jumbo perch. Look to Cotton Lake and Island
Lake for a few walleyes as well. Big Detroit Lake and Cotton Lake
have produced some sunfish as well. These fish have been most
active in 20 feet of water. Brandy Lake has produced numbers of
eating size walleyes.

Early Bird Bait & Tackle (218) 847-9038

ELY AREA

Burntside Lake and Snowbank Lake are giving up plenty of lake
trout in 60 to 80 feet of water. Jigging spoons or ciscoes have
worked best. Shagawa Lake is a safe bet for walleyes in 30 feet of
water. White Iron Lake is giving up walleyes as well. Bass Lake and
Low Lake are giving up nice crappies in 18 to 30 feet of water.

Skubie’s Bait Shop (218) 365-5358

GRAND MARAIS AREA

Musquash Lake is giving up numbers of splake in 10 feet of water
on jigging spoons. Lake Saganaga is a safe bet for lake trout and
numbers of whitefish in the 4-to 5-pound range over 40 to 50 feet
of water. South Fowl Lake is worth looking at for walleyes in 7
feet of water.

Buck’s Hardware (218) 387-2280

LAKE OSAKIS

The area just north of Caughren’s Point has produced a few
sunfish in 20 feet of water. Look to Battle Point for crappies in
30 feet. The south end of the lake just started giving up a few
perch and walleyes in 15 to 20 feet of water. Northern pike remain
active in the 10 to 12 foot range.

Osakis Bait (877) 450-4647

RED LAKE

Not much has changed here. Some evenings provide consistent
crappie action and other nights produce very few fish. When they
bite, the majority of them are coming from 14 feet of water. Small
minnows and glow hooks have worked best, especially for bigger
fish.

Rogers Campground (218) 647-8262

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