Northwest Minnesota Fishing Report – June 14th, 2013


Lake Reno, Lake Miltona, and Lake Mary are kicking out walleyes with minnows and leeches in nine to 14 feet. On Lake Ida, minnows are turning walleyes in 12 to 22 feet. Look to lakes Ida, Darling, Carlos, Le Homme Dieu, and Geneva for crappies and sunfish in less than eight feet. Bass and northern pike are hitting spinnerbaits along the shorelines out to eight feet on most lakes.
Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle       (320) 763-3255


Walleyes are hitting leeches and crawlers in 10 to 14 feet at Otter Tail Lake, West Battle Lake, Rush Lake, and Silver Lake. Look for pike in 14 to 20 feet at Otter Tail, East Battle Lake, and Donald Lake. Panfish remain shallow on lakes such as East Battle, East Lost, and Bass/Elbow, while bass are hitting jigs or spinnerbaits in the shallows of most lakes. A few muskies are being caught in 20 to 24 feet at West Battle.
Ben’s Bait Shop (218) 864-5596


Lakes such as Big Detroit, Pelican, Big Cormorant, Walker, Sallie, and Melissa are kicking out walleyes on minnows or leeches in eight to 16 feet. Crappies and sunfish are shallow at Height of Land Lake, Severson Lake, Tamarack Lake, Little Detroit Lake, Sallie, and Buck Lake. Bass and pike are hitting and look for muskies at Big Detroit, Pelican, and Beers Lake in 10 to 14 feet.
Quality Bait and Tackle (218) 844-2248


Minnows are producing walleyes at Fish Hook Lake in 14 feet and at Long Lake  in 15 to 18 feet. Pike are hitting sucker minnows in nine feet at Big Mantrap Lake, while bass are hitting on the shorelines of most lakes. Crappies and sunfish have moved into the pencil reeds and shorelines on Fish Hook and the Crow Wing Chain.
Delaney’s (218) 732-4281


Walleyes continue to hit a jig and shiner in six to 10 feet on Big Pine Lake, Star Lake, Dead Lake, and Little Pine Lake. Crappies have moved into the bulrushes on Little McDonald Lake and Big Pine, while Little McDonald is kicking out sunfish in three to six feet.
Gene’s Sport Shop (218) 346-3355

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