January 19, 2012 (Metro Area)

NORTHEAST METRO
Setlines and shiner minnows are producing walleyes in 20 feet at Bald Eagle Lake and Lake Phalen. The Bayport area of the St. Croix River is giving up crappies over 30 feet, while northern pike and crappies can be had in 10 to 15 feet at White Bear Lake. Tip-ups and sucker minnows continue to trigger bass and northern pike at Demonterville Lake in 10 feet or less and at Lake Peltier and Big Carnelian Lake in 10 to 15 feet.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421

WEST METRO
Lake Minnewashta is kicking out sunfish in 12 feet, as is Lake Bavaria in 12 to 14 feet. Lake Susan is giving up sunfish and northern pike in 10 to 14 feet. Near Belle Plaine on the Minnesota River, anglers are catching walleyes on the main channel and panfish in the backwaters.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022

LAKE WACONIA
Look for sunfish and northern pike in Waconia Bay and on Center Reef in nine to 11 feet and on Pillsbury Reef in 11 to 13 feet. Crappie action has been best on Pillsbury in 11 to 14 feet or in Wagener's Bay, where they are being found suspended over 20 to 24 feet. Walleye action has been limited to an occasional big fish during night-time hours on the main-lake reefs.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096
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