Metro Minnesota Fishing Report – March 8th, 2013
There hasn’t been a lot of panfish activity and those being caught seem to be sliding up shallower. Phelp’s Bay is giving up sunfish in 10 to 12 feet and a few crappies over 16 to 20 feet. Throughout Carson’s Bay, you’ll find a mixed bag of panfish in 12 to 18 feet.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
Lake Jane is producing sunfish during the day and crappies at night in 10 feet. The deep holes in Pool 4 of the Mississippi River are producing walleyes on jigs and minnows. Look for crappies at night on Bald Eagle Lake and during the day on White Bear Lake in 15 feet.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Look for suspended crappies over 35 feet on Medicine Lake and the southeast side of the lake is producing sunfish in eight feet. Weaver Lake is kicking out sunfish and crappies in 12 feet, while Schmidt Lake is worth hitting for perch in 20 to 22 feet. The south end of Eagle Lake continues to produce crappies in 25 feet.
Johnson’s Bait and Tackle
Crappies and sunfish are hitting on Lake Parley in 14 feet and you’ll find crappies on Whaletail Lake in front of the access in 11 feet or on the back side in 18 feet. Look between Center Reef and Pillsbury Reef on Lake Waconia for sunfish in 13 feet and crappies in 13 to 18 feet. Lake Minnewashta and Wasserman Lake are giving up smaller crappies during low-light periods. Look to the north side of Lake Sarah for sunfish in 13 to 24 feet.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
Crappies continue to be found over 18 to 25 feet on Granite Lake, Clearwater Lake, Pleasant Lake, and Lake John. You’ll find sunfish and a few crappies in 12 to 18 feet on Indian Lake, Lake Marie, Maple Lake, John, and Clearwater.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297
Evening crappie action is strong in 15 to 20 feet at South Center Lake and North Center Lake. The entire south end of Chisago Lake is producing sunfish and crappies in less than eight feet. Look to Little Green Lake for crappies during low-light periods in 10 feet.
Frankie’s Bait (651) 257-6334