Big Six


East – The best perch reports are coming off the Four and Five
Mile gravel areas in 28 to 32 feet. The Midget Flat and Blue Jug
Flat have produced perch in 30 feet or more. Walleye action has
been limited with just a few fish coming off Agate Bay Reef during
low-light periods in 22 to 26 feet.

Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811

West – Look for perch and a few walleyes on the 23- to 26-foot
rocks near Seguchie Point, Brown’s Point, and Sherman’s Point. The
best walleye action is taking place during the evening hours on the
Eight Mile, Seven Mile, and Sherman’s flats. The edges and top of
Seguchie Flat have produced a few walleyes during low-light

Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430

Tutt’s Bait & Tackle (320) 692-4341


Walleyes, sauger, and jumbo perch are hitting in 32 to 34 feet
about five to seven miles off shore. Further north, near Garden
Island, rattle jigs are turning walleyes and sauger. Around Rocky
Point, you’ll find walleyes in 19 feet. Pink and white jigs have
worked best for walleyes and pike on the Rainy River in 20 feet. At
the Northwest Angle, 26 to 29 feet seems to be key around the reefs
at Oak Island for walleyes, sauger, and perch.

Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

(800) 382-FISH


The cold weather has limited the number of anglers around the
lake. The few who have ventured out are finding perch in 12 to 16
feet in Agency Bay and off Sand Point. The humps in Walker Bay and
a few points are giving up an occasional walleye in 18 to 30 feet
during low-light periods. Panfish action has been limited on area
lakes and in the bays of Leech.

Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505


On Lake Minnetonka, the 15- to 18-foot weedlines in Brown’s Bay
continue to hold walleyes. You’ll also find suspended crappies over
20 to 24 feet here. Work the eight- to 12-foot weed flats with
sucker minnows for northern pike and small sunfish are an easy
catch in most bays. Crappies and sunfish also are being found
suspended over 40 feet at Lake Sarah and there is some evening
crappie activity in 30 feet of water at Lake Independence.

Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227


The evening hours continue to be productive for walleyes and
pike at the Rainy Lake City area in eight to 14 feet. Birch Point
is giving up walleyes in 30 to 40 feet, as is the east end from
Dryweed Island to the Brule Channel in 36 to 40 feet. On the
Canadian side, lake trout action has slowed, but the Northwest Bay
is kicking out slab crappies.

Loon’s Nest (218) 286-5850


Before the cold front, there was some steady perch action
reported on the 24- to 30-foot humps between Raven’s Point and
Center Bar. The tops of these humps are producing walleyes during
low-light periods. Perch also have been caught in 28 to 32 feet on
Moses Bar and North Moses Bar. The 30- to 32-foot humps near
Zoomer’s have produced perch, as have Moxes Hole and Bena Bar.
Rattle lures have provided better numbers of good-sized perch.

Pines Resort and Campground (218) 246-8546

Nodak Lodge (218) 665-2226

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