Metro Area Fishing Report – July 26th, 2013


Walleyes have moved into 30 feet of water or more on Lake Minnetonka and Lake Independence. Bass fishing continues to be consistent on the inside and outside weed edges of most lakes. Look for sunfish from the shorelines out to 10 feet on Lake Sarah, Medicine Lake, and Minnetonka. Northern pike are hitting sucker minnows and spinners on top of the weeds in 12 to 15 feet and a few accidental muskies have been caught by bass fishermen on Minnetonka.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227


Muskies are hitting bucktails on the shallow weedlines of White Bear Lake and Bald Eagle Lake during low-light periods. Walleye action has been spotty with a few evening fish being taken with crawlers or leeches on the St. Croix River in 18 to 22 feet and White Bear in 12 to 18 feet. The St. Croix continues to produce plenty of smallmouth bass as well.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle                    (651) 777-2421


Northern pike and bass are hitting spinnerbaits on the 12- to 15-foot weedlines of Pierson Lake, Lake Wasserman, and Lake Minnewashta – spoon plugs are producing pike as well. Look for bigger sunfish to be most active early and late each day in 10 to 12 feet on Lake Parley and Riley Lake. There’s an evening crappie bite with Beetle Spins on the weedlines of Minnewashta.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022


Look for sunfish and crappies on the deep weed edges along the east side of Kegg’s Reef and northeast side of North Reef. Bigger bass are being found in the deep cabbage on Pillsbury Reef and Cemetery Reef and muskie anglers are reporting plenty of follows, but few hook-ups. Spinnerbaits are producing pike in the cabbage on the northeast side of the lake.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096


Look for crappies and sunfish on the 12- to 15-foot weedlines of Cedar Lake, Clearwater Lake, Sugar Lake, and Lake John. A few walleyes continue to be taken with crankbaits or crawlers in 15 to 30 feet on Clearwater and Cedar. Minnows or deep-running crankbaits are turning northern pike off the deep weeds of Pleasant Lake and Lake Sylvia. You’ll find numbers of bass in shallow water, but the bigger fish are hanging around the deep weeds on most lakes.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297

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