Eating-sized walleyes are being taken with leeches or crawlers at Island Lake in 25 feet. Look for bluegills in six to eight feet on Fish Lake and crappies are being found suspended 15 feet down over deep water at Comstock Lake. Hit the docks and rock points with buzz baits at Island for smallmouth bass and the Two Harbors area of Lake Superior is producing lake trout and cohos 50 to 70 feet down.
Chalstrom’s Bait (218) 726-0094
Leeches are turning walleyes during low-light periods on the five- to 12-foot reefs of Basswood Lake and on the weedlines of lakes Shagawa, Birch, Farm, Garden, and White Iron. The current areas of Fall Lake are producing walleyes, while northern pike can be had with crankbaits on the weedbeds of Birch and Shagawa. Glow spoons have turned a few lake trout over 90 feet on Burntside Lake.
The Great Outdoors (218) 365-4744
Leeches and crawlers, with or without spinners, are producing walleyes during low-light periods in 17 to 28 feet on the reefs and deep, shoreline breaks. Bass and pike are providing consistent daytime action along the shoreline breaks, weeds near deep water, and the rock-covered shorelines. Cover water with crankbaits and you’ll catch bigger fish.
Gateway Store (218) 875-2121
PINE CITY AREA
Look for suspended crappies over 20 to 22 feet on lakes Pokegama and Cross. Both lakes also are kicking out sunfish along the 12-foot weeds and Pokegama is kicking out a few walleyes in 20 to 24 feet. You’ll catch northern pike with sucker minnows in the 10-foot weeds of West Rush Lake and on the 12- to 15-foot weedlines of Cross and Pokegama. On Knife Lake, crappies and walleyes are biting in 11 feet as are sunfish in eight to 10 feet. Ann Lake started producing crappies in 15 to 20 feet and channel catfish can be had on the Snake River.
Tall Tales Bait & Tackle (320) 629-8995