Metro Area Fishing Report – August 30th, 2013
Muskies are hitting bucktails on the 10- to 14-foot sand bars and beach areas south of I-94 on the St. Croix River. Smallmouths also can be had on the St. Croix with topwater baits in the marinas or on points. Jigs and craws are turning bass on the weedlines of Demontreville Lake, while northern pike are hitting sucker minnows in the channels and weedline areas of Forest Lake. You’ll find suspended crappies on the east and north arms of Big Marine Lake in 17 to 20 feet.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Sunfish can be had with small leeches or worms in 15 to 18 feet on Lake Auburn and Pierson Lake. Spinnerbaits and spoons continue to produce northern pike on the weedlines of Auburn and Pierson. Jigs and plastics are turning bass on the deep weedlines of lakes Minnewashta, Bavaria, and Steiger. Hit the deep pockets of the Minnesota River for catfish.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
Crappies and sunfish are hitting in 12 to 16 feet on Center Reef and Pillsbury Reef. Muskie action continues to improve with bucktails and topwater baits at night in four to eight feet or on the reefs in 14 feet. Big plastics are producing bass on the 14- to 16-foot weedlines on North Reef and Cemetery Reef. A few walleyes can be had at night with minnows on the deep weeds of Kegg’s Reef and North Reef.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096
Hit the deep weedlines throughout the lake for a mixed bag of fish. That means working live bait for walleyes during the evening hours in 20 feet or more, muskies at night with topwater baits in 14 to 18 feet, and bass or panfish in 12 to 16 feet – all along the weeds. Northern pike are hitting spinnerbaits or minnows on top of the weeds in 14 to 16 feet.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227