Metro Area Fishing Report – April 5th, 2013
LAKE MINNETONKA AREA
Sunfish are being caught in eight to 10 feet on Lake Minnetonka, Medicine Lake, and Lake Sarah. There’s some evening crappie action over 17 to 20 feet during the evening hours in the Spring Park and Phelps Bay areas of Minnetonka.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
Crappies remain active on White Bear Lake during the day in 10 feet and at night in 15 feet. Bald Eagle Lake also is producing crappies in 10 to 15 feet during low-light periods. Jigs and minnows are turning numbers of walleyes throughout the pools on the Mississippi River and there has been more bigger fish caught this week.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Fishing reports have been very limited, despite good ice conditions. Some of the access points are getting beat up due to runoff, but main-lake ice is in fine shape. The only bite worth noting continues to come off Whaletail Lake, where crappies can be had in 16 feet.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
Crappies and sunfish are hitting in eight to 12 feet on Lake Sylvia, Lake Marie, Sugar Lake, and Maple Lake. You’ll also find suspended crappies over 18 to 20 feet during the evening hours on Clearwater Lake, Pleasant Lake, and Granite Lake.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297