The Mississippi River and St. Croix River are providing the
area’s best walleye action. The key here is to find the shad and
you’ll find walleyes. Clear Lake and the south end of Bald Eagle
Lake have given up a few walleyes. Look to Big Marine Lake and Lake
Jane for northern pike and largemouth bass. Minnows and crankbaits
have produced bigger fish.
Larry’s Live Bait & Sporting Goods (651) 777-1731
Buffalo Lake is really the only option for walleyes in this
area. Minnows have worked best during the afternoon hours in 10 to
20 feet of water. Pheasant hunters are finding a few birds, while
duck hunters are seeing a few more divers in the area mixed in with
mallards and an occasional wood duck or teal. Canadian goose
numbers also are good throughout the area.
H & H Sport Shop (320) 963-3818
The rapids and sand bars on the Minnesota River are producing a
few walleyes. Look to Lake Waconia for walleyes on the reefs and
around the islands during the afternoon and evening hours. There
still are some wood ducks and teal in the area, with few northern
birds seen. Archery hunters are bringing in big bucks.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022