East – The eight- to 12-foot rock reefs and shoreline breaks are
holding walleyes on the east end. Slip bobbers and leeches are
working best with numerous big walleyes and good numbers of 16- to
17-inchers in the mix. The north-end sand also is worth noting in
eight feet with Lindy Rigs and leeches.
Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811
West – A slowly presented jig and minnow is turning walleyes in
18 to 21 feet throughout St. Alban’s Bay during the day. The
evening hours also have been productive with crankbaits in St.
Alban’s in six to 10 feet. Slip bobbers and leeches are the ticket
for walleyes in 10 to 13 feet off Seguchie Point and Brown’s
Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430
LAKE OF THE WOODS
The walleye bite has been excellent with numbers of big fish and
plenty of eaters mixed in. Zippel Bay, Morris Point Gap, Lighthouse
Gap, and Four Mile Bay have been extremely productive with jigs and
minnows. The Rainy River has provided steady walleye action in less
than 15 feet.
Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau
LEECH LAKE AREA
Walleyes and perch are hitting a jig and minnow combination in
six to 10 feet in many areas of the lake. Some of the most
consistent action is coming off Pine Point, Stoney Point, Otter
Tail Point, the Mounds, and the Hardwoods. Look to the boat
harbors, channels, and Shingobee Bay for crappies.
Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505
LAKE MINNETONKA AREA
The bigger bays on Lake Minnetonka are producing walleyes at
night from the shorelines out to the 12-foot weeds. During the day,
work the deeper weedlines with leeches or shiner minnows. Expect
quite a few small pike to be mixed with the walleyes. The best
crappie reports off Minnetonka are coming from the 10- to 12-foot
milfoil and sunfish remain active in six feet. On Lake
Independence, slip bobbers and leeches are triggering walleyes in
12 to 18 feet.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
The Kettle Falls area is providing the best walleye action in
shallow water. Sand Bay and Black Bay also gave up a few fish this
week in 20 feet or more. Northern pike continue to be found in the
shallow bays and the bigger fish are hitting crankbaits.
Loon’s Nest (218) 286-5850
A jig and minnow is producing walleyes in 16 to 20 feet in the
Highbanks area. You’ll find walleyes in 10 to 12 feet off Raven’s
Point, Sugar Point, Mallard Point, and the Pigeon River area. The
Cutfoot Sioux Gap also is kicking out walleyes in six to 12 feet.
Expect plenty of northern pike to be caught in these same
Nodak Lodge (218) 665-2226