Big Six


On the east side, perch are in 25 to 35 feet off main-lake
structure. Jigging spoons and fatheads are triggering bigger fish.
Some crappies continue to be caught in_Isle Bay. The west side of
the lake is producing perch in 30 to 35 feet off the mud flats.
Some perch are being caught off the points in 24 to 28 feet.

Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811

Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430


Walleyes, perch, and sauger are hitting from the south shore to
Garden Island in 20 to 35 feet. There is some evening action closer
to shore in 18 to 22 feet. Many of the bays started producing big
pike in less than 14 feet.

Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

(800) 382-FISH


On Leech Lake, waxworms are producing crappies in Shingobee Bay
in eight to 14 feet. The deep holes on the GrandVu Flats are
holding perch, as is Stoney Point in 10 to 14 feet. Most small
lakes have started kicking out panfish in 10 to 16 feet during the
morning and evening hours.

Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505


Look for suspended crappies over 30 feet on Medicine Lake and
Lake Sarah during the evening hours. On Lake Minnetonka, Phelps Bay
and the North Arm are kicking out crappies in 17 to 20 feet. The
best sunfish reports off Minnetonka are coming from the eight- to
10-foot weeds in Black Bay and Seton Lake.

Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227


Sand Bay is the best walleye option in 26 to 32 feet of water.
The American Narrows is producing a few trophy-sized walleyes in 35
to 40 feet. Ciscoes are the ticket for northern pike in 12 to 16
feet throughout the Rainy Lake City area.

Loon’s Nest (218) 286-5850


There’s an early morning perch bite that requires some sorting
of small perch (but limits are being caught) in 14 to 16 feet off
Raven’s Point. The better numbers of jumbo perch continue to be
found in 24 to 32 feet off East Raven’s Hump, North Horseshoe Bar,
and the Sugar Humps. Jigging spoons and minnow heads continue to
work best and it’s important to stay on the move.

Nodak Lodge (218) 665-2226

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