Big Six


East – There is some vehicle traffic to the mud flats now that
the roads are plowed. The walleye bite has been decent on the edges
of the flats in 27 feet. The Boot and Blue Jug flats seem to be
most productive. The best perch reports, at least for a few more
big fish, are coming from just outside Isle Bay in 14 to 17

Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811

West – Roads are plowed to the mud flats and the walleye bite
has been pretty consistent. The best reports are coming off the
Seven Mile, Eight Mile, and Seguchie flats in 30 feet during the
day and in 22 to 28 feet during low-light periods. Perch action is
limited to a few good-sized fish on the shoreline breaks and

Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430


Limits of eating-sized walleyes and sauger as well as the
occasional big fish are being caught in 19 to 24 feet. Look to the
Pine Island, Morris Point, and Zippel Bay areas to be holding the
most fish. At the Northwest Angle/Islands area, gold and white jigs
tipped with minnows are providing excellent walleye action in eight
to 12 feet around Oak Island.

Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

(800) 382-FISH


There is some slush starting to show on many parts of the lake.
As the snow continues piling up, travel options are becoming
limited. Anglers are getting to Pine Point and catching perch in 10
to 12 feet. The best walleye action is taking place with spoons in
Walker Bay over 20 feet of water. This bite seems to peak at sunset
and beyond each day.

Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505


On Lake Minnetonka, jigs and fathead minnows are producing
walleyes in Wayzata Bay and Browns Bay in 16 to 35 feet. Crappies
are being found suspended in Phelps Bay over 17 feet and sunfish
are hitting in Grays Bay, Black Lake, and the North Arm of
Minnetonka. Tip-ups and sucker minnows are triggering northern pike
in the Arcola Bridge and Spring Park areas of Minnetonka. Shiner
minnows are the ticket for walleyes on Medicine Lake in 23 to 26
feet during low-light periods.

Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227


Jigging spoons and minnow heads are producing walleyes off Birch
Point in_Sand Bay over 35 feet. The bigger pike also have started
hitting minnows in this area in 30 to 35 feet. In the Rainy Lake
City area, walleyes and pike are hitting throughout the day in 22
to 24 feet and crappie action remains slow.

Loon’s Nest (218) 286-5850


It’s been hard to get a decent fishing report due to the cold
and snow. The ice seems to be holding up well with little or no
slush on the ice earlier this week. Roads are plowed and fish
houses are out about two miles. Look for reports to start being
more frequent by this weekend – if the weather improves.

Nodak Lodge (218) 665-2226

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