German Lake is kicking out sunfish in five to eight feet of
water. Mud Bay on Lake Washington is a safe bet for sunfish and
crappies in seven feet of water. East Jefferson Lake continues to
produce nice sunfish and perch in eight to 10 feet of water. The
morning and late afternoon hours have provided the best bite on the
Lake Sports (507) 243-3838
Panfish reports in the immediate area are very limited. There
are better reports coming from the South Dakota side of the area.
Lake Waubay continues to produce numbers of perch, and Pickeral
Lake is a safe bet for some good-sized crappies.
Bud’s Bait (320) 839-2480
PARK RAPIDS AREA
Fish Hook Lake and Straight Lake are producing nice bluegills in
12 to 14 feet of water. Crappies continue to hit on Big Mantrap
Lake, and the Crow Wing Chain of Lakes is a safe bet for a mixed
bag of good-sized crappies and bluegills as well.
Delaney’s (218) 732-4281
The crappie bite continues to be spotty. When they bite, the
crappies have run large, but there are days when the bite has been
slow. The evening hours are still your best bet. Colored glow jigs
tipped with minnows still are working best.
Rogers Campground (218) 647-8262 www.rogerscg.net
RED WING AREA
The walleye bite has really picked up over the past few days on
the Mississippi River. The bigger females have started to be more
active, as fish in the 8- to 10-pound range are starting to show up
with more regularity. The dam area, eddies, and areas downriver as
far as three miles will produce plenty of walleyes and a few
good-sized sauger. Jigs tipped with minnows are producing the
majority of fish.
Four Seasons Bait Shop (651) 388-4334
ST. CLOUD AREA
Cedar Island Lake, Schnieder Lake, East Lake, and Pearl Lake are
producing sunfish and a few crappies in eight to 14 feet of water.
You’ll have to sort through some smaller fish on these lakes, but
if you put in your time, you’ll find plenty of “keepers” as well.
Look to Rice Lake and Grand Lake for a few nighttime crappies in 25
to 30 feet of water.
Mark’s Gas & Bait (320) 251-1567
SAUK CENTRE AREA
The north end of Sauk Lake is kicking out a few bigger sunfish
this week in six to 10 feet of water. Grass shrimp are definitely
producing bigger fish. Look for consistent crappie action after
dark on the north end of Sauk as well in 25 to 30 feet of water.
Fairy Lake is a safe bet for good-sized sunfish in seven to 10 feet
Fletcher’s Bait (320) 352-2155
There still are a few sunfish and crappies coming off the
Glenwood end of Lake Minnewaska in eight to 12 feet of water.
Low-light periods of the day are your best bet for better numbers
of fish. Reports from other area lakes continues to be limited.
Minnewaska Bait and Tackle (320) 239-2239