Sunfish and bass provide the most consistent action statewide


East – A few walleyes continue to be taken on crankbaits in 12
feet or on live-bait rigs and leeches on the deep gravel bars
during the day. At night, slip bobbers and leeches are the way to
go on the 22- to 30-foot gravel areas. Muskie action is slow, but
smallmouths are on the rocks in 10 to 12 feet.

Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811

West – The 12- to 15-foot rocks are holding numbers of big
smallmouths. Muskie action is poor, but you will hook pike along
the weedlines in most bays. The walleye bite has been slightly
slower during the day. The anglers pulling crankbaits and covering
a lot of water tend to do best. At night, slip bobbers and leeches
remain the best option for walleyes off the mud flats in 30 feet or

Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430


Incredible walleye numbers are being pulled from just outside
the Gap to Little Oak. West of Garden_Island, downrigging has
produced walleyes in 25 to 30 feet. Hammered gold spinner rigs
continue to dominant the action.

Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

(800) 382-FISH


A jig and minnow is turning walleyes in the six- to eight-foot
weeds of Steamboat Bay and Sucker Bay. Crawlers and leeches are
working best in 10 to 14 feet in the Meadows and Goose Flats areas.
Live-bait rigs and leeches continue to work on the deep structure
along the south end as well. Muskie action has been strong on the
rocks near Pelican_Island and Submarine Island and bass are an easy
catch in the slop, reeds, and rice beds. Work the weeds in Portage
Bay with minnows for perch.

Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505


On Lake Minnetonka, topwater baits are producing bass on the
shorelines out to the first weedline and spinnerbaits or sucker
minnows are triggering northern pike on top of the 12-foot weeds.
Jigs and leeches are producing an occasional walleye on the
weedlines of Minnetonka and sunfish remain an easy catch. On Lake
Sarah, slip bobbers and minnows started turning crappies in 10 to
12 feet.

Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227


A jig and minnow is providing the best walleye action on the
Saginaw Reefs in 32 to 36 feet or in the American_Narrows in 30 to
40 feet. The weedlines in Lost Bay are giving up northern pike via
crankbaits and the biggest smallmouth bass are being found on the
deep reefs.

Loon’s Nest (218) 286-5850


A jig and minnow pitched in the eight- to 11-foot weeds is
producing walleyes off Little Stoney Point and the Duck Pass. The
main-lake bite has been tough. Trolling spoons on the west side
weedlines is the best option for northern pike. Perch are being
found at the mouth of the river in less than 10 feet or on the rock
hump off Raven’s Point in 14 feet.

Nodak Lodge (218) 665-2226

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