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Northwest Minnesota Fishing Report – November 2nd, 2012

ALEXANDRIA AREA

Look for walleyes in 30 feet or more on lakes such as Miltona and Ida during the day. Trolling Jakes and Grandmas or floating sucker minnows has turned muskies on Lobster Lake, Oscar Lake, and Miltona in 12 to 15 feet, or look for suspended fish over 30 to 40 feet. Duck hunters are seeing more redheads and ringnecks in the area, but pheasant hunting success continues to be minimal.
Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle       (320) 763-3255

DETROIT LAKES

Muskies are hitting large sucker minnows in four to 12 feet at Big Detroit Lake, Pelican Lake, and Beers Lake. Walleyes continue to minnows in 18 to 22 feet on lakes such as Big Detroit, Melissa, and Big Cormorant. A few northern ducks and geese have moved into the area and archery hunters have seen good numbers of antlerless deer and bucks beginning to rut.
Quality Bait and Tackle (218) 844-2248

PARK RAPIDS AREA

Walleyes continue to hit a jig and minnow on Fish Hook Lake in 18 to 21 feet early and late in the day. Duck hunters have started shooting more divers on the bigger bodies of water, grouse hunters are finding pockets of good bird numbers, and deer seem to be getting active with hunters reporting more scrapes and rubs in the woods.
Delaney’s (218) 732-4281

PERHAM AREA

A few walleye anglers continue to venture out and catch fish on vertically-presented minnows and jigs in 30 to 60 feet at Dead Lake, Big Pine Lake, and Little Pine Lake. Duck hunters are shooting more divers and geese this week and archery hunters are seeing a lot of deer activity. Everyone anticipates a strong gun season.
Gene’s Sport Shop (218) 346-3355

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