Metro Area Fishing Report – August 9th, 2013


Bucktails and topwater baits are triggering muskies during low-light periods on the weedlines of White Bear Lake and Bald Eagle Lake. Hit the St. Croix River in 20 to 22 feet with leeches for walleyes, and smallmouth bass can be had here around the shallow rocks. Walleyes continue to bite on the St. Croix, but you have to sort through numbers of small fish.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle                    (651) 777-2421


Pitch tube jigs or Beetle Spins on the weedlines of Lake Minnewashta for crappies. Lakes such as Steiger, Bavaria, Whaletail, and Auburn are giving up bass. Spinnerbaits or spoon plugs are producing pike in 10 to 14 feet at Minnewashta, Hydes Lake, and Pierson Lake. Look for sunfish in 12 to 15 feet at Lake Parley.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022


Pike are hitting spinnerbaits along the weedlines throughout the northeast side of the lake. The island area is giving up crappies and sunfish during the evening in 10 to 15 feet and sunfish are hitting small leeches in Waconia Bay and Wagener’s Bay. Look for bigger bass on the deep cabbage near Pillsbury Reef and Cemetery Reef and muskies seem to have become more active on most reefs, although it’s been tough getting them to commit to baits.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096


Deep weeds and deep structure in 25 feet or more are holding walleyes on Lake Minnetonka and Lake Independence. Bass and sunfish reports are good on the inside and outside weed edges of Minnetonka, Lake Sarah, and Medicine Lake. Northern pike are hitting spinnerbaits thrown on top of the weeds at Minnetonka and a few muskies have been seen along the deep weed edges during low-light periods.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227

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