The few people who continue to fish are finding walleyes in deep
water on Lake Miltona and Lake Ida. Vertically presented jigs
tipped with minnows are working best in 45 to 55 feet of water
during the day. Pheasant hunters continue to report much better
success than they did a year ago, but duck numbers remain low.
Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle (320) 763-3255
Over the weekend, Clearwater Lake and Cedar Lake produced a few
walleyes in 15 to 22 feet of water. Look to this area to be holding
quite a few pheasants, geese, and enough ducks to keep most
waterfowl hunters satisfied.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297
Gull Lake continues to produce plenty of walleyes despite
rapidly dropping water temperatures. During the day, these fish
have been active as deep as 40 feet, but at night, look to the
shorelines in less than 10 feet of water.
S & W Bait & Tackle (218) 829-7010
Jigs tipped with minnows are producing walleyes in the channel
between Chisago Lake and South Lindstrom Lake. This bite has been
best during the evening hours. Archery hunters have continued to
fill quite a few management tags , but duck hunters are finding few
birds in the area right now.
Frankie’s Bait (651) 257-6334
Shiner minnows continue to produce walleyes in 20 to 27 feet of
water on Rabbit Lake, Pelican Lake, and Serpent Lake. Crappie
action also has remained consistent through the recent cold snap.
You’ll find a few grouse throughout the area, but ducks remain
tough to find.
Oars n Mine Bait and Tackle (218) 546-6912
CROSS LAKE AREA
Walleye anglers are finding fish in 12 to 20 feet of water
during the day and as shallow as four feet at night. Jigs and live
bait rigs tipped with redtails or shiner minnows are working best
on Pelican Lake and Whitefish Lake. Northern pike action remains
good along the weed edges of most area lakes. The few sunfish and
crappies being caught are coming from 16 feet of water, and expect
the bigger fish to be suspended.
Crosslake Holiday Sports (218) 692-2708
Cannon Lake has been kicking out walleyes and nice perch in two
to five feet of water. Turkey and pheasant hunters have done well
over the past week, and there seems to be a few more ducks in the
Faribault Bait and Tackle (507) 334-2768