Northwest Minnesota Fishing Report – July 12th, 2013


The 14- to 18-foot weedlines of Lake Miltona are giving up walleyes during the day on live bait; try crankbaits or slip bobbers and leeches during the evening hours in shallower water. Spinner rigs tipped with leeches or crawlers are producing walleyes on Lake Mary in 15 to 18 feet. Look for a mixed bag of panfish in the eight- to 12-foot cabbage of Lake Le Homme Dieu, Lake Darling, or Lake Geneva. Bass remain active on the shorelines and flats of most lakes.
Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle       (320) 763-3255


Walleyes are being caught on crawlers and leeches on the 15- to 20-foot humps of Rush Lake, Otter Tail Lake, and West Battle Lake. Hit the docks and cabbage of Fiske Lake, Silver Lake, and South Turtle Lake for bass. Panfish are set up on the 8- to 15-foot weedlines of Fiske, West Battle, and Stalker Lake, while a few muskies are being raised over the 20- to 24-foot cabbage of West Battle. Sucker minnows and spoons are producing pike in 15 to 20 feet on South Turtle and Otter Tail.
Ben’s Bait Shop (218) 864-5596


Leeches and crawlers are turning walleyes in 20 to 22 feet on lakes Sallie, Melissa, Pelican, Big Cormorant, Upper Cormorant, and Big Detroit. Look for panfish and bass in the weeds on Big Floyd Lake, Little Floyd Lake, Sour Lake, Severson Lake, Big Detroit, and Little Detroit Lake. Muskies are hitting topwater baits and Bull Dawgs over 20 feet on Pelican and in 10 to 15 feet on Big Detroit.
Quality Bait and Tackle (218) 844-2248


Crawlers and leeches are producing walleyes during the day on Big Pine Lake in 10 to 30 feet. During the evening hours, crankbaits are working best for walleyes in 10 to 12 feet on Big Pine and Little Pine Lake. Bass and sunfish action has been excellent in the shallow cabbage of Dead and Star lakes.
Gene’s Sport Shop (218) 346-3355


There’s been some sporadic walleye action during low-light periods on Fish Hook Lake and Long Lake in 18 to 21 feet. The Crow Wing Chain is producing sunfish in 9 to 12 feet and pike in 12 to 14 feet. Look for crappies in 3 to 6 feet on Fish Hook, Potato Lake, and Island Lake.
Delaney’s (218) 732-4281

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