Sunday, January 29th, 2023
Sunday, January 29th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Big Six

LAKE MILLE LACS

The few anglers who have gone out continue to catch fish on the
shallow rocks. Crankbaits are still producing the majority of fish
on most rock reefs and rocky shoreline points. Deer registrations
are up and most hunters report an abundance of deer in the
area.

Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811

www.johnsonsportside.com

LAKE OF THE WOODS

Walleye action along the south shore has been excellent in 18 to
22 feet of water with jigs and minnows. The bays on the south shore
have kicked out walleyes and plenty of northern pike as well. The
Rainy River is a safe bet for walleyes in the Clementson and
Birchdale areas. Deer hunters have done very well here, with most
registration sites showing an increase in the number of deer
registered.

Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

(800) 382-FISH

LEECH LAKE

The morning and evening hours are the best bets for walleyes on
shallow, main lake points. Pelican Reef, Stoney Point, and Roger’s
Point have been a few of the more consistent areas. There have been
a few walleyes coming off the humps of Walker Bay as well. Jigs
tipped with minnows or slip bobbers and minnows are the way to go
here. Muskie reports have been limited, although anglers trolling
in Walker Bay are turning an occasional fish. Duck hunters are
reporting that hunts following windy days have been best with
bluebills and goldeneyes on the bigger lakes, while a few ringnecks
are sticking around the smaller bodies of water. Deer hunters have
reported a very good season up to this point throughout the
area.

Leech Lake Guide Coalition (218) 547-3212

LAKE MINNETONKA

There hasn’t been many anglers going out. Those who have are
finding a few walleyes hitting crankbaits in the channels at night.
Northern pike also are active along the 10-foot weed edges.

Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227

RAINY LAKE

The main lake reefs continue to produce walleyes at a good pace.
The deeper water just off these reefs are holding the majority of
fish. On the Canadian side, anglers are reporting a flurry of
muskie action, with numbers of big fish hooked. Deer registrations
are up quite a bit from last year as are numbers of nice bucks
taken throughout the area.

Loon’s Nest (218) 286-5850

LAKE WINNIBIGOSHISH

Even though the weather was unseasonably warm, most people were
deer hunting in this area. While fishing reports remain limited,
deer hunters have done very well.

Pines Resort and Campground (218) 246-8546

Share on Social

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Email

Hand-Picked For You

Related Articles