Twin Cities Metro


Northern pike and bass are active throughout the weeded areas of
Big Marine Lake, White Bear Lake, and Forest Lake. There are
scattered walleye reports coming off Lake Elmo, Clear Lake, and
Lake Phalen in 20 to 25 feet of water. The early morning and
evening hours have been best. Sunfish are an easy catch on most
area lakes, but you’ll have to sort through numbers of smaller

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The high water in this area has really slowed the walleye bite.
Bass and northern pike continue to hit on most area lakes in 10 to
15 feet of water. Panfish also are hitting at a good pace on lakes
such as Maple, Howard, and Rock.

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Lake Bavaria and Lake Minnewashta are giving up good-sized bass
along the deeper weed edges. Numbers of eating-size crappies are
hitting on Bavaria, Stieger Lake, and Piersons Lake. Smaller
sunfish are also very active on most area lakes. Piersons started
giving up a few bigger northern pike. Anglers who have been ripping
spoon plugs seem to be having better success. Flathead catfish are
hitting sucker minnows in the deeper holes of the Minnesota River.
Look to the creek mouths of the river for a few walleyes as

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The weed edges or main lake reefs are still the best bets for
walleyes early and late in the day. Live bait rigs are a safe
choice until the sun goes down and then crankbaits are the way to
go. The milfoil and reefs have produced a few muskies again this
week on bucktails and topwater baits. Northern pike, bass, sunfish,
and crappies can be found scattered throughout the weeded areas of
the lake.

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