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Metro Area Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

WEST METRO

Plastics or topwater baits are producing bass in 10 to 12 feet at Whaletail Lake, Lake Bavaria, and Lake Auburn. Look for sunfish in 10 feet at Auburn and Lake Parley, while spoon plugs continue to trigger northern pike at Pierson Lake in 16 to 18 feet.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022

LAKE WACONIA

The biggest bass are hitting plastics in the bulrushes on the northwest side. Sunfish and crappies are hitting from 10 to 15 feet on Center Reef, North Reef, and Anderson’s Reef. The carp trap area on the north end is giving up pike on crankbaits. Walleyes are coming off Keggs Reef, Red’s Reef, and North Reef during low-light periods in 17 to 20 feet.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096
www.intownemarina.com

LAKE MINNETONKA

Bigger bass and sunfish remain active on the weedlines in 16 feet of water or deeper and these deep weed edges are giving up a few muskies via bucktails as well. Walleye action is minimal, but spinnerbaits and sucker minnows are triggering northern pike along the milfoil edges in 10 to 12 feet of water.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227

EAST CENTRAL MN

Smallmouths are hitting live bait and plastics on the Rum River and Mississippi River. Look to Blue Lake for sunfish in seven feet and to the weedlines of Elk Lake for largemouth bass. Pike are an easy catch with minnows on the deep weedlines of most lakes.
Tales and Trails Sport Shop
(763) 856-3985

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