Big Six


Crappie action has slowed during midday hours. The early morning
and evening hours are giving up a few fish. Look to Father
Hennepin, Izaty’s and Mac’s Twin Bay as a few of the better spots.
Most channels and harbors along the south end also are giving up a
few crappies and perch.

Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811


There really isn’t much to report as far as fishing goes. Most
anglers are waiting for the walleye season to open this weekend.
The good news is that the lake is wide open. The ice completely
went out last week, even in the Northwest Angle area.

Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

(800) 382-FISH


Panfish reports are tough to come by in this area. The cooler
water has kept these fish from moving into the shallows. The
walleye opener should go well here. Look for better numbers of fish
to be concentrated in shallow water.

Leech Lake Guide Coalition (218) 547-3212


The crappie bite has involved a lot of work in recent days. In
short, the bite has been tough. The fish that are hitting are
coming from six to nine feet of water along the north side of most
bays. Sunfish reports are pretty limited as well, with just a few
fish coming from five to seven feet.

Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227


Northern pike are very active in the shallow bays and along the
shorelines. Black Bay hasn’t started giving up any crappies yet.
The good news is that the ice is completely gone, so there
shouldn’t be any concerns for the opener.

Loon’s Nest (218) 286-5850


There aren’t many anglers out chasing perch yet. Everyone in
this area seems to be geared up for the walleye season. Look to the
shallow shoreline and points for the best action this weekend.

Pines Resort and Campground (218) 246-8546

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