Leeches and crawlers starting to produce more walleyes – Northwest Report

ALEXANDRIA AREA

Crappies are being found in the shallow pencil reeds during the evening hours at Lake Darling, Lake Le Homme Dieu, and Lake Miltona. Walleyes are hitting gold jigs and minnows on Le Homme Dieu, Lake Geneva, and Lake Darling in 12 to 17 feet during the evening hours and on Lake Mary in six to nine feet during low-light periods and 12 to 15 feet during the day.
Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle       (320) 763-3255

BATTLE LAKE

Walleyes are hitting a jig and minnow in eight to 25 feet at Walker Lake, Otter Tail Lake, Silver Lake, and Rush Lake. Spoons or sucker minnows are turning northern pike in 12 to 15 feet at West Battle Lake, Fiske Lake, North Turtle Lake, Otter Tail, and Silver. Panfish are being found in eight to 10 feet on Rush, West Battle, Fish Lake, East Battle Lake, and Mollie Stark Lake.
Ben’s Bait Shop (218) 864-5596

DETROIT LAKES

Walleyes are hitting minnows and leeches in 10 to 15 feet of water or 20 to 25 feet of water during low-light periods at Big Cormorant Lake, Big Detroit Lake, Lake Melissa, Buffalo Lake, and Lake Sallie. You’ll find crappies moving in and out of the shallows on these lakes as well. Look for sunfish in eight feet of water at Big Detroit, Little Detroit Lake, Severson Lake, Deadshot Bay, and the south end of Sallie.
Quality Bait and Tackle (218) 844-2248

PARK RAPIDS AREA

Walleyes are hitting a variety of live bait at Fish Hook Lake in 21 feet and Potato Lake in 16 to 18 feet. Crappie action is peaking in the shallows with lakes such as Big Mantrap, Fish Hook, and Long producing the most fish. Bluegill action has been best throughout the Crow Wing Chain of Lakes in less than six feet. Long Lake North and Bad Medicine Lake are kicking out rainbow trout on crawlers or Power Bait.
Delaney’s (218) 732-4281

PERHAM AREA

Crappies and sunfish are being found in the bulrushes or along the docks and shorelines of Big Pine Lake, Rush Lake, and Little McDonald Lake. Walleyes continue to hit a jig and shiner minnow in eight to 12 feet on Rush, Big Pine, and Little Pine Lake.
Gene’s Sport Shop (218) 346-3355

Categories: MInnesota Fishing Reports, North West

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