Lake Sissiton and Hall Lake are producing crappies in 12 feet of
water. These fish have been suspended about a foot off bottom. Look
for some decent sunfish and perch in these same areas, but tighter
to the bottom.
Boat House Sport & Tackle (507) 235-6931
Cedar Lake, Roberds Lake, French Lake, and Shields Lake are
giving up sunfish and crappies in 12 to 18 feet of water. Look for
a few walleyes on these same lakes in slightly deeper water. Shiner
minnows are turning the majority of walleyes right now. Lake
Mazaska is the area’s best bet for northern pike.
Faribault Bait and Tackle (507) 334-2768
Walleyes and sauger are most active along the reefs in 25 to 30
feet of water. Caution should be used on the ice as there are areas
with slush pockets and ice ridges.
Gateway Store (218) 875-2121
Lake Washington is giving up sunfish in eight to 18 feet of
water during the day on larvae and glow jigs. The deeper water off
Third Point on Washington is worth looking at for walleyes and
crappies after dark. Madison Lake is kicking out crappies in 16
feet of water on small jigs and minnows. Large shiner minnows and
tip-ups are taking northern pike on Duck Lake in 10 feet of
The Bobber Shop (507) 625-8228
ST. CLOUD AREA
Rice Lake is kicking out walleyes in 18 to 22 feet of water
early and late in the day. Look to Rice for some decent evening
crappie action in 22 to 25 feet of water as well. The crappies have
been cooperating on Horseshoe Lake during the evening hours in 20
to 24 feet of water. Sunfish reports have been limited with the
exception of a few smaller fish being taken on Pearl Lake and
Pleasant Lake in 12 to 15 feet of water.
Mark’s Gas & Bait (320) 251-1567
The sunfish continue to bite on the Glenwood end of Lake
Minnewaska in eight to 12 feet of water. Crappie action has picked
up in slightly deeper water here after dark. Minnows and a glow
hook have worked best. The west side of Lake Reno started giving up
walleyes in 15 feet of water during the evening hours.
Minnewaska Bait and Tackle (320) 239-2239