Northwest Minnesota Fishing Report – August 16th, 2013


Crankbaits are producing walleyes during the evening on top of the weeds at Lake Miltona, Lake Darling, and Lake Carlos. During the day, jigs and minnows are turning fish on Miltona in 20 feet or on Lake Ida with spinners and crawlers in 18 to 20 feet. Work the cabbage beds with small plastics on Lake Geneva or Lake Le Homme Dieu for crappies and sunfish are going in 16 to 20 feet on Geneva, Carlos, and Darling. Lobster Lake and Miltona are producing muskies on bucktails.
Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle      
(320) 763-3255


At night, walleyes are hitting Rapalas on Otter Tail Lake and West Battle Lake in five feet. During the day, live bait is best in 10 to 20 feet. Pike are hitting suckers on the 15-foot weedlines of Rush Lake, Otter Tail, and West Battle. Crappies are biting in 15 feet on West Battle and sunfish are being found in eight to 15 feet on lakes Clitherall, Star, Fish, West Battle. Docks and shallow weeds are holding bass on most lakes, while muskies are chasing bucktails in 15 to 20 feet at West Battle.
Ben’s Bait Shop (218) 864-5596


Sunfish are hitting on Long Lake, Big Detroit Lake, Lake Melissa, Sour Lake, and Severson Lake in 12 to 16 feet. These lakes also are producing crappies, most of which are suspended over 20 feet. Walleye action has been best on Pelican Lake, Big Cormorant Lake, and Melissa with minnows in 17 to 24 feet. Muskie anglers are reporting decent activity with BullDawgs on Little Detroit Lake, Big Detroit, and Pelican.
Quality Bait and Tackle (218) 844-2248


Walleye reports are limited, but pike are hitting suckers in 10 to 14 feet at Long Lake and Big Mantrap Lake. Largemouths are being taken with spinnerbaits or plastics along the deep weedlines of Fish Hook Lake and the Crow Wing Chain continues to produce bluegills in 10 to 12 feet. Muskie anglers are seeing more fish on Big Mantrap.
Delaney’s (218) 732-4281

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