Monday, January 30th, 2023
Monday, January 30th, 2023

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East – Crawlers have started producing walleyes during the day
on the north-end sand breaks in 12 to 18 feet. The evening bite is
best with bobbers and leeches in six to 12 feet on the reefs from
Big Point and further south. Work the docks for smallmouth

Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811

West – During the day, live-bait rigs are turning walleyes in 13
to 17 feet throughout St. Alban’s Bay. Slip bobbers and minnows or
leeches also have turned some daytime fish in eight to 12 feet off
Seguchie Point and Browns Point. Trolling crankbaits in three to
six feet started triggering walleyes along the shorelines at night.
Northern pike are being found shallow – oftentimes in or around the
boat harbors.

Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430

Tutt’s Bait & Tackle (320) 692-4341


Jigs and shiner minnows are producing walleyes in 10 to 14 feet.
Better areas this week have been Four Mile Bay, Lighthouse Gap, and
Morris Point. The bite has been best during the morning and evening
hours and bright-colored jigs seem to be working best.

Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

(800) 382-FISH


Walleye action remains very good in six to nine feet off Stoney
Point, Star Point, Pine Point, and Joe’s Landing. Sucker Bay is
giving up a few bass and Shingobee Bay is worth noting for
crappies. The Hardwoods area is a safe bet for perch in nine to 11

Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505


The bass bite has been excellent in shallow water on all lakes.
Look for walleyes on Lake Minnetonka in the 14- to 16-foot channels
at night. Bobbers and leeches now are working best. Sunfish have
moved shallow and the majority of crappie reports are coming from
the shorelines in eight feet. Medicine Lake is kicking out a few
walleyes in 12 feet via minnows, as is Lake Independence with
leeches in 12 to 14 feet. The channels of Minnetonka remain the
best northern pike option.

Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227


Walleyes and northern pike are hitting shiner minnows in six to
10 feet throughout Lost Bay, Saginaw Bay, and Jackfish Bay. On the
Rainy River, walleyes remain active from Sherwood Landing to the
Golf Course. A few crappies are being caught in Black Bay and the
Canadian side is the best smallmouth bass option.

Loon’s Nest (218) 286-5850


A jig and minnow or short-snelled Lindy Rig and minnow is
producing walleyes in seven to 14 feet. Better areas this week have
been Little Stoney Point, Raven’s Point, and “the rock” on the east
side. Perch action remains most consistent in seven to 12 feet –
mainly along the points and shoreline breaks.

Pines Resort and Campground (218) 246-8546

Nodak Lodge (218) 665-2226

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