Open-water crappie bite begins but will get better as water warms – Southeast Report
ALBERT LEA AREA
Anglers started finding a few panfish in shallow water or along the shorelines. The best report this week is from Fountain Lake, where small jigs tipped with minnows or waxworms under a float are producing crappies, sunfish, and catfish.
Albert Lea Convention & Visitors Bureau (800) 345-8414
RED WING AREA
A cold front and strong winds had water temperatures jumping all over the place early this week and that resulted in fewer walleyes and sauger being caught on the Mississippi River. The best reports were coming from below the dam, where pitching or dragging jigs tipped with fatheads or plastics continued to trigger fish.
Four Seasons Sports (651) 388-4334
Crappies have been moving in and out of the Starbuck Marina on Lake Minnewaska. When the sun is out and the air temperatures climb, anglers are finding more fish, but this fishing opportunity is only going to get better over the next couple weeks as the water temperature climbs.
Minnewaska Bait and Tackle (320) 239-2239