Metro Area Fishing Report – September 13th, 2013
LAKE MINNETONKA AREA
Bass are tightly schooled and hitting plastics on the hard bottom and rock areas of Lake Minnetonka. The weedlines of Lake Sarah are producing sunfish during the early morning hours. Walleye, muskie, and northern pike action has been limited.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
Cut sucker minnows are producing catfish in the deep holes of the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers. Muskies are chasing surface baits during low-light periods on Lake Owasso, White Bear Lake, and Bald Eagle Lake. Look for bass and crappies on the deep weedlines of Demontreville Lake and Big Marine Lake.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle
Minnows drifted along the weedlines of Pierson Lake, Steiger Lake, and Lake Auburn continue to produce northern pike. Bass fishing continues to be strong on most lakes, but look to the deep weedlines for bigger fish. Hit Pierson in 10 to 12 feet or Lake Riley in 15 to 17 feet for sunfish. Goose hunters are finding more birds than they did last week.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
Work the 12- to 16-foot weedlines off Center Reef and Pillsbury Reef for panfish. Minnows continue to produce a few walleyes during low-light periods on Kegg’s Reef or North Reef. Muskie anglers are throwing topwater baits on the reefs during the evening hours in four to 12 feet with some success. Plastics and spinnerbaits are the tickets for bass on the 14-foot weedlines on North and Cemetery reefs.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096
Walleyes are hitting minnows and crawlers in 14 to 24 feet at Clearwater Lake and Cedar Lake. You’ll find sunfish in 12 to 14 feet at lakes Sylvia, John, Cedar, and Clearwater and crappies suspended over 15 to 20 feet on Clearwater and Granite Lake. A few muskies have been hooked on Sugar Lake this week. There’s a few more geese in the area, but still not as many as expected.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297
Slip bobber rigs with leeches or minnows are turning walleyes during low-light periods on the north end of North Center Lake in 16 to 18 feet. Sunrise Lake is giving up crappies and pike in 12 to 14 feet and you’ll find suspended crappies over 16 to 20 feet at Kroon Lake. The boat landing will be closed on Chisago Lake this weekend for repairs.
Frankie’s Bait (651) 257-6334
Largemouth bass action is strong with plastics at Horseshoe Lake and the Fannie/Skogman Chain of Lakes. Hit the St. Croix River for smallmouth bass and walleyes in the deeper water south of Nevers Dam. Big pike and muskies are hitting crankbaits or sucker minnows on Rush Lake.
Fish Lake Bait (651) 674-4734