Hit the Hudson and Bayport areas of the St. Croix River for crappies in 15 to 20 feet and for walleyes and sauger in 20 to 30 feet. Bass fishing has been good on the shorelines and weedlines of Lake Jane and Demonterville Lake with crankbaits or minnows. Muskie action has been consistent on the weedlines of most lakes with BullDawgs or large sucker minnows. Archery hunters have been commenting that deer have starting tearing up the woods and registrations increased this week.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Hit the weedlines of Lake Parley with sucker minnows for pike and look for crappies suspended over 18 to 20 feet here. Whaletail Lake is providing steady bass action with crankbaits or spinnerbaits. Large sucker minnows are triggering muskies on the reef edges and weedlines of Lake Waconia. More geese have moved in and duck hunters are seeing better numbers of divers. Pheasant hunters are struggling.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
Walleyes are hitting jigs and fatheads in the bigger bays in 24 to 30 feet and some fish are being caught in shallower water during low-light periods. Muskies continue to hit large sucker minnows floated near the weeds in 10 to 20 feet and northern pike can be had on top of the weeds in 10 to 15 feet. Hunting reports have been limited to a few geese being shot in fields.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
Minnows are producing walleyes in eight to 16 feet or 20 to 30 feet at Clearwater Lake, Lake Sylvia, and Sugar Lake. Sugar also kicked out a few muskies this week in shallow water. Waterfowl hunters are shooting more geese than ducks. Pheasant hunting reports have been poor.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297