Twin Cities Metro
Walleyes have been hitting minnows in 15 to 20 feet on the St.
Croix and Mississippi rivers. Work the weedlines of Lake Jane and
Demonterville Lake or the deeper holes of the St. Croix for
crappies. The east side of White Bear Lake continues to provide
steady muskie action mainly with jerk baits or CowGirls. Lakes such
as Demonterville, Olson, and Jane are worth noting for bass and the
goose season started strong for many hunters.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Trolling or drifting sucker minnows on the 10- to 12-foot
weedlines of Lake Auburn and Pierson Lake has produced northern
pike. Bass are hitting spinnerbaits or plastics at lakes Auburn,
Whaletail, and Auburn. Hydes Lake is the area’s best sunfish
option, but most have been small. The goose season has been “fairly
good” during the first few days.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
Look for sunfish in 14 to 16 feet on the reefs such as Cemetery,
Kegg’s and Red’s. Work these reef edges with crankbaits or jigs and
minnows for walleyes during low-light periods. The deep weeds
continue to hold the lakes biggest bass, most of which are hitting
plastics or crankbaits. Muskie action is improving with bucktails
or topwater baits turning fish on the reefs.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096