Northwest Minnesota Fishing Report – July 19th, 2013

ALEXANDRIA AREA

Bass and northern pike are hitting on the 16- to 18-foot weedlines on lakes Darling, Carlos, and Le Homme Dieu. You’ll also catch a few walleyes with spinners and crawlers on these lakes or Lake Ida and Lake Miltona in 17 to 19 feet. Panfish have moved into the established cabbage on most lakes and muskie anglers are seeing a few fish on Miltona.
Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle      
(320) 763-3255

BATTLE LAKE

Muskie action has picked up with bucktails in 15 to 20 feet on West Battle Lake. Walleyes are hitting crawlers or minnows at Otter Tail Lake, Rush Lake, and West Battle in 15 to 25 feet. Look for bass on the cabbage or around docks at Fish Lake, Donald Lake, Silver Lake, Fiske Lake, and Clitherall Lake. Panfish are hitting on the 10- to 15-foot weedlines of Fiske, Donald, Fish, and West Battle, while northern pike are hitting sucker minnows or spoons in 15 feet on most lakes.
Ben’s Bait Shop (218) 864-5596

DETROIT LAKES

Bucktails or topwater baits are triggering muskies in 10 to 15 feet on Big Detroit Lake and Pelican Lake. You’ll find panfish in the shallow weeds out to 20 feet on lakes Melissa, Floyd, Severson, Big Cormorant, Little Cormorant, Little Detroit, and Big Detroit. A spinner and crawler has worked best for walleyes in 17 to 20 feet on Big Detroit, Melissa, Big Cormorant, and Pelican during low-light periods.
Quality Bait and Tackle (218) 844-2248

PARK RAPIDS AREA

Long Lake is giving up walleyes during low-light periods on leeches and crawlers in 18 feet. Northern pike are hitting minnows and crankbaits in 14 feet at Big Mantrap Lake and bass are scattered at a variety of depths on most lakes, with bigger fish coming from three to 10 feet. Look for bluegills on Fish Hook Lake in the 12- to 14-foot weeds.
Delaney’s (218) 732-4281

PERHAM AREA

Leeches or redtails are turning walleyes in 18 to 26 feet on Big Pine Lake. On Little Pine Lake, spinners and crawlers or shallow-running crankbaits are producing walleyes in six to 10 feet. Bluegills, bass, and crappies are coming from the 12- to 26-foot weeds of Little McDonald Lake, Star Lake, and Dead Lake. The bigger northern pike have started hitting crankbaits and sucker minnows on the 10- to 15-foot weedlines of Big Pine.
Gene’s Sport Shop (218) 346-3355

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