Metro Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012
Muskies are hitting small bucktails on the shallow weedlines of White Bear Lake and Bald Eagle Lake. Northern pike are being caught with sucker minnows off the public fishing dock at Beaver Lake and in less than five feet at Centerville Lake. Leeches are turning walleyes in 10 to 15 feet at lakes Jarvis and Johanna. Work the shorelines of Demonterville Lake with plastics for bass and Big Marine Lake is kicking out crappies in 10 to 15 feet.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Sunfish are now being found on most lakes in the area in two to five feet of water, but look to Lake Parley for better numbers of good-sized fish. Bass fishing also has been strong in shallow water on most lakes, while sucker minnows are producing northern pike at Lake Zumbra and Piersons Lake in eight to 10 feet.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
A few walleyes can be had with crankbaits at night on Pillsbury Reef in six feet of water. Beetle Spins thrown over the eight-foot weed tops are turning crappies, while sunfish and bass are along the docks and shorelines throughout the lake. Muskie anglers are raising a few small fish and northern pike are hitting spinnerbaits on the north end in eight to 12 feet.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096
Sunfish and bass are on the shorelines and bulrush areas of lakes such as Cedar, Clearwater, Sylvia, Sugar, John, Pleasant, and Maple. Walleyes continue to hit minnows and leeches in 16 to 25 feet at Clearwater and French Lake. Pike are inhaling minnows and crankbaits on the 12- to 15-foot weedlines of Clearwater, John, and Sugar lakes.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297
Look for sunfish around the docks and crappies in 15 to 17 feet at Chisago Lake, Sunrise Lake, and South Lindstrom Lake. There’s an evening walleye bite with slip bobbers and leeches on the 14- to 16-foot weedlines of Chisago, South Lindstrom, Green Lake, and South Center Lake. Bass seem to be hitting on most lakes and northern pike are being taken with sucker minnows in 12 feet at Chisago and South Center.
Frankie’s Bait (651) 257-6334
LAKE MINNETONKA AREA
Walleyes are hitting Lindy Rigs tipped with leeches or fatheads on the 17- to 20-foot weedlines of Lake Minnetonka. Northern pike can be had in the channels with sucker minnows or on the 12- to 15-foot weed flats with spinnerbaits on Minnetonka. Look for sunfish on the shoreline out to 15 feet and crappies suspended on the 14- to 18-foot weed edges of Minnetonka. Lake Sarah is producing sunfish in eight to 15 feet of water, while bass are hitting plastics in the six- to 10-foot weeds of Minnetonka and Medicine Lake.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227