Metro Fishing Report – June 22nd, 2012
LAKE MINNETONKA AREA
Jigs and plastics are turning bass on the deep weeds of Lake Minnetonka. The 16- to 18-foot weedlines of most bigger bays on Minnetonka are producing walleyes during low-light periods via jigs and fatheads. Northern pike are hitting spinnerbaits on top of the weeds, look for crappies in 15 to 20 feet, and sunfish in less than eight feet on Minnetonka as well. The weedlines of Medicine Lake and Lake Independence are providing a mixed bag of panfish and bass.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
Northern pike continue to hit minnows in 10 to 12 feet at Demonterville Lake, Beaver Lake, and Centerville Lake. Bucktails are raising muskies on the shallow weeds of Bald Eagle Lake and White Bear Lake. Look to Big Marine Lake for crappies in 12 to 16 feet and sunfish action has been best at Silver Lake in six feet.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Northern pike action remains favorable with sucker minnows in 10 to 12 feet at Lake Zumbra, Lake Auburn, and Steiger Lake. The Minnesota River continues to produce a few walleyes via jigs and minnows and sunfish are hitting in the six-foot weeds of Lake Bavaria. Bass action has been consistent with plastics and topwater baits on most lakes.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
The weedlines adjacent to most main-lake reefs continue to produce sunfish. Look for bass from the shallow docks and reeds out to 12 feet and main-lake reefs are producing a few muskies. An occasional big walleye is caught off the reefs with a slip bobber and fathead minnow at night in 14 to 18 feet. Pike are hitting spinnerbaits and minnows on the weedlines.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096
Most sunfish have moved from the shorelines out to eight to 12 feet on lakes John, Clearwater, Sylvia, Granite, and French. Walleyes are hitting leeches and crawlers in 16 to 24 feet on Clearwater, while bass and northern pike have become very active on the 10- to 12-foot weedlines of most lakes. There was a few muskies raised with bucktails on Sugar Lake this week and Pleasant Lake is worth noting for crappies in 14 to 16 feet.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297
Look for crappies and sunfish in eight to 10 feet at Chisago Lake, South Lindstrom Lake, and South Center Lake. Rattle Traps ripped through the weeds of Chisago, South Center, Green Lake, and North Center Lake are producing bass. Leeches and fathead minnows are producing walleyes during low-light periods in 18 to 22 feet at South Lindstrom and off Lidberg’s Point on Green.
Frankie’s Bait (651) 257-6334