Twin Cities Metro


Northern pike have been active along the weed edges of Beaver
Lake, White Bear Lake, and Big Marine Lake. The Bayport area of the
St. Croix River and Bald Eagle Lake are providing decent crappie
action. Look for these fish to be suspended over deep water and
most active early and late in the day. White Bear and Lake Phalen
are producing a few walleyes. Four to six inches of ice seems to be
the norm on most fisheries in this area.

Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421


Maple Lake and Ramsey Lake have started kicking out walleyes in
17 to 22 feet of water. There’s been a decent evening walleye bite
on Buffalo Lake in 18 to 20 feet of water as well. The channel on
Ramsey also is providing the area’s best sunfish and crappie
action. ATV travel is not a problem on most locations being

H & H Sport Shop (320) 963-3818


Expect to find numbers of crappies in the three-to-a-pound class
in 15 feet of water on Parley Lake. Anglers are finding walleyes on
the north shore of Parley in 12 feet of water as well. The swimming
beach area of Lake Riley continues to provide crappies, while the
northeast bay on Lake Minnewashta is kicking out a mixed bag of
sunfish and crappies. Dexter Lake and Lake Minnewashta are safe
bets for northern pike along the 12-foot weed edges.

Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022


The weed edges of Waconia Bay continue to provide smaller
walleyes, panfish, and numbers of northern pike. Cemetery Reef is
kicking out numbers of walleyes in the 11- to 13-inch class. Center
Reef isn’t providing nearly as many walleyes, but you’ll find
bigger fish here during the evening hours. Three-to-a-pound
crappies are being caught with regularity off the south side of
Pillsbury Reef.

Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096

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