Metro Area Fishing Report – August 16th, 2013


Bigger bass and panfish are related to deep weed edges in 18 to 24 feet. Weed tops and deep weed edges are producing pike and muskies during the early morning and evening. Look for walleyes to hit leeches or fatheads during low-light periods on structure in 23 to 26 feet or on the deep weedlines.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227


The St. Croix River is producing smallmouth bass from six to 23 feet in the Afton area and rip-rap shorelines. Pool #2 on the Mississippi River is giving up walleyes in six to 13 feet on crankbaits or jigs. Look to the east arm of Big Marine Lake, Bone Lake, and Big Carnelian Lake for panfish in eight to 12 feet. The north shoreline of Lake Elmo is giving up northern pike in 12 to 16 feet, while Bald Eagle Lake is kicking out largemouth bass. Work the bars and flats on the St. Croix and Forest Lake during low-light periods with bucktails or topwater baits for muskies.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle                   
(651) 777-2421


Sunfish are in 18 to 22 feet on Lake Parley, 14 to 18 feet on Lake Minnewashta, and into 26 feet at Prior Lake. Look to Steiger Lake and Minnewashta with plastics for bass in the four- to eight-foot weeds. Trolling spoon plugs has produced pike on Pierson Lake and Minnewashta in 14 to 18 feet.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022


Bass fishing is strong on the reefs in 12 to 16 feet with plastics and jigs. Panfish are hitting on Kegg’s Reef and Center Reef along the weeds in 12 to 14 feet. Walleye action has picked up with a jig and minnow on Kegg’s Reef and Anderson’s Reef in 16 to 18 feet during the evening. Muskies are hitting topwater baits in the shallows on the west side, Pillsbury Reef, and south shoreline.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096


Walleyes are hitting crawlers early and late each day in 14 to 22 feet on Clearwater Lake and Cedar Lake. You’ll find sunfish and crappies in the eight- to 14-foot weeds of Lake John, Lake Sylvia, Sugar Lake, and Clearwater. Bigger bass and pike are relating to the deeper weeds on most lakes and can be had with crankbaits or spinnerbaits.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297


Sunfish are hitting on the lily pad edges of Green Lake. Hit the weed and slop edges of Green, Blue Lake, and Elk Lake for pike and bass. Deep holes of the Rum River are producing walleyes. Catfish and smallmouths can be had on the Mississippi River.
Tales and Trails Sport Shop
(763) 856-3985

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