Minnesota Metro Area Fishing Report – July 19th, 2013


Look for walleyes to hit leeches at Bald Eagle Lake and White Bear Lake on the 12- to 15-foot weedlines. Crawler harnesses are producing walleyes in 18 to 20 feet on the St. Croix River and topwater baits are turning numbers of smallmouth bass here. Muskie action has improved with prop baits or topwater baits on Bald Eagle and the St. Croix in seven to 12 feet.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle                    (651) 777-2421


Northern pike have started hitting crankbaits in 12 to 15 feet on Piersons Lake, Lake Zumbra, and Lake Auburn. Crappies are suspended over 12 to 15 feet at Lake Parley and Whaletail Lake, while sunfish continue to be found on Auburn in two to 12 feet. Topwater baits thrown over the lily pads on Steiger Lake, Lake Bavaria, and Whaletail are producing bass.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022


Muskie action has improved a bit on the reefs as more of those follows are starting to turn into bites. Bass are scattered and active from the shorelines out to the deeper weedlines off most reefs. Look for a few walleyes to hit leeches or a jig and minnow during low-light periods on Center Reef and Kegg’s Reef in 12 to 15 feet. Sunfish action remains strong in six to 12 feet and northern pike are cruising the 12-foot weed edges throughout the lake.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096


Spinner rigs tipped with crawlers or leeches are producing walleyes in 10 to 25 feet at Cedar Lake and Clearwater Lake. Spoon plugs and crankbaits are turning northern pike along the deep weeds of Cedar, Pleasant Lake, and Lake Sylvia. Look for sunfish on the weedlines of Clearwater, Sylvia, and Lake John and suspended crappies over 20 feet at Sugar Lake and Clearwater. Bass are active in the deep and shallow weeds of most lakes.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297


Sunfish and largemouth bass are hitting on the six- to 12-foot weedlines of Chisago Lake, Sunrise Lake, South Lindstrom Lake, and South Center Lake. Walleye reports have been limited, but northern pike seem to be active on all lakes with spinnerbaits or sucker minnows working best on the 12- to 14-foot weedlines.
Frankie’s Bait (651) 257-6334


Crappies are suspended over deep water  on most lakes with Rush, Horseshoe, and Goose giving up good numbers. The St. Croix River has been hot for smallmouth bass and walleyes during the day and channel catfish at night. Look for walleyes and bass in the eddies, rock piles, or fallen timber and catfish in the deep holes and sand flat areas.
Fish Lake Bait (651) 674-4734

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