Crappie and sunfish bite remains inconsistent in many areas – Northwest Report

ALEXANDRIA AREA

Crappies are moving into their spawning areas on the small lakes and they remain in the shallow bays on most big bodies of water. Lakes Carlos, Le Homme Dieu, Latoka, Ida, Miltona, Geneva, and Darling are all worth hitting for panfish in three to eight feet with minnows.
Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle       (320) 763-3255

BATTLE LAKE

Anglers fishing from shore are catching crappies and sunfish at Loon Lake, the culvert on Ten Mile Lake, and the channel on Wall Lake. From boats, anglers are working the bays of Clitherall Lake, East Lost Lake, Blanche Lake, and Fish Lake in three to five feet and catching a mixed bag of panfish. Small jigs under floats tipped with minnows, waxies, or small leeches are working best.
Ben’s Bait Shop (218) 864-5596

DETROIT LAKES

Crappies and sunfish are being found in six to eight feet on lakes Sallie, Melissa, Big Detroit, Severson, and Big Cormorant. A few days of warm weather should push these fish even shallower into their traditional spring locations.
Quality Bait and Tackle (218) 844-2248

PARK RAPIDS AREA

Crappies and sunfish have bit better this week in the shallow bays of most lakes. Look to Fish Hook Lake, Long Lake, and the Crow Wing Chain of Lakes for the most consistent action in less than six feet. In the deeper holes of the Straight River, Rooster Tails continue to produce good numbers of brown trout.
Delaney’s (218) 732-4281

PERHAM AREA

Crappies are hitting minnows and waxworms are producing bluegills in the bays of most lakes in less than six feet. Lakes such as Big Pine, McDonald, Little McDonald, Rush, Star, and Dead are all providing consistent panfish action.
Gene’s Sport Shop (218) 346-3355

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