Big Six


The deep rock areas seem to be the only places worth noting for
perch this week. There aren’t many people fishing, although the
perch caught on the rocks seem to be bigger than they are in other
spots throughout the lake.

Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430

Tutt’s Bait & Tackle (320) 692-4341


Suspended walleyes are the story along the south shore of the
lake. Consistent action is being reported in 35 feet of water, but
the fish have been as high as 15 feet off bottom. Walleyes in the
18- to 22-inch class are common with some smaller fish mixed in.
The deep water of Zippel Bay and the main lake flats are your best
bets with gold or glow being the hot colors. Northern pike continue
to be active in the bays as well. At the Northwest Angle/Islands
area, the deep mud seems to be holding better numbers of nice
walleyes and northern pike.

Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

(800) 382-FISH


The tullibee bite has been the big news here. It has picked up
much sooner than expected. The best reports are coming from two
miles out, just off Stony Point. Jigs or spoons tipped with wax
worms are producing the majority of fish.

Leech Lake Guide Coalition (218) 547-3212


Numbers of smaller sunfish and crappies continue to be caught on
smaller area lakes like Medicine Lake and Lake Independence, and
the bays of Lake Minnetonka in 12 to 18 feet of water. The morning
and late afternoon hours seem to be the best for a few bigger

Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227


The American Narrows area is producing walleyes during the
morning hours in 40 feet of water. The most consistent evening bite
is taking place in the Rainy Lake City area in 24 feet of water.
Northern pike action has slowed, but the northwest bay, on the
Canadian side, started producing a few more crappies in recent

Loon’s Nest (218) 286-5850


The perch bite is still somewhat spotty. There are plenty of
fish being caught, but it involves drilling a lot of holes and
constantly staying on the move. The perch being kept have been very
nice with plenty of smaller fish mixed in between. The deep water,
25 to 35 feet, is still your best bet on the main lake bars.

Nodak Lodge (218) 665-2226

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