Twin Cities Metro
White Bear Lake, Big Marine Lake, and Bald Eagle Lake are giving
up numbers of northern pike in shallow water. Clear Lake and the
narrows of Coon Lake are worth noting for crappies during the
evening hours. Walleye action has been slow to develop on most area
lakes. Expect four to six inches of ice on lakes here.
Larry’s Live Bait & Sporting Goods (651) 777-1731
Walleye reports are limited with a few fish coming off Buffalo
Lake during the evening hours in 18 to 22 feet of water. Crappies
and sunfish have been much more active on Ramsey Lake and Little
Maple Lake early and late in the day. Ice depths vary from five to
eight inches on the area’s smaller lakes. ATVs are traveling these
fisheries, but use caution on the bigger lakes where ice conditions
aren’t as good.
H & H Sport Shop (320) 963-3818
Parley Lake is giving up a few walleyes and crappies in 18 feet
of water. Sunfish action has improved on Red Rock Lake and Cedar
Lake in 10 to 15 feet of water. Northern pike can be had in 10 to
12 feet of water on most area lakes. Five to six inches of ice
seems to be the norm on area lakes.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
Cemetery Reef and Waconia Bay are producing walleyes in 12 feet
of water early and late in the day. Crappies and sunfish can be had
in these same areas in 10 to 12 feet of water. You’ll have to sort
through a few smaller panfish, but you’ll find plenty of
keeper-size fish as well. Most anglers are walking out on five to
six inches of ice.
In Town Marina (952) 442-2096