Metro Minnesota Fishing Report – June 15th, 2012
Panfish remain shallow and tiger muskies are hitting sucker minnows along the shallow weeds of Silver Lake. White Bear Lake and Bald Eagle Lake are giving up muskies via bucktails. Big Marine Lake is kicking out crappies in 12 to 15 feet, while northern pike remain shallow and hitting minnows at Beaver Lake and Centerville Lake. Demonterville Lake continues to provide steady bass action and a few walleyes can be had with leeches at Lake Jarvis in 10 to 15 feet.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Sucker minnows are producing northern pike on the 10- to 12-foot weedlines of lakes Ann, Zumbra, Auburn, and Steiger. Look for sunfish in the shallows of Lake Bavaria and Auburn. The creek mouths and channels on the Minnesota River are holding walleyes, while topwater baits are turning bass in the shallow weeds of Steiger and Auburn. A few crappies are being pulled from eight to 10 feet at Whaletail Lake.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
The pencil reeds and shallow sand on the northeast end and northwest side are producing sunfish. Bass action has been excellent with jigs and plastics on the north-end docks and bulrushes. Muskie anglers are seeing plenty of fish in the weeds adjacent to the reefs, but catching them has been tough and northern pike are hitting spinnerbaits.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096
LAKE MINNETONKA AREA
Bass and sunfish are being plucked from the shorelines and shallow weeds of Lake Minnetonka, Lake Sarah, and Medicine Lake. Minnetonka also is giving up crappies along the 15- to 18-foot weed edges and leeches will produce walleyes here during low-light periods in 18 feet throughout Browns and Wayzata bays.Work the tops of the weeds on Minnetonka with spoons or spinnerbaits for pike, while sucker minnows are producing them in 12 feet at Medicine and Lake Independence.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
Sunfish are being found on the shorelines or in the eight- to 12-foot weeds on lakes French, Francis, John, Sylvia, Granite, and Clearwater. Look for walleyes to hit leeches in 16 to 26 feet on Clearwater and Sugar Lake. The weedlines of Clearwater, Sylvia, and John are producing northern pike and bass with minnows and spinnerbaits working best. Crappies are being found in 15 to 20 feet on Clearwater and Pleasant Lake and muskie anglers are seeing a few more fish on the weedlines of Sugar.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297