Northwest Minnesota Fishing Report – September 13th, 2013
A jig and minnow or crawler and spinner are triggering walleyes in 17 to 22 feet at Lake Miltona and Lake Ida. Work the 16- to 20-foot weed edges of Lake Reno with crawlers for walleyes as well. Muskies are hitting bucktails on Miltona and you’ll find crappies and bass on the weedlines of lakes Carlos, Le Homme Dieu, and Darling. Goose numbers have grown over the past week so more birds are being shot.
Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle
A jig and minnow is fooling walleyes in 15 to 20 feet on West Battle Lake and Eagle Lake or in 12 to 15 feet on Otter Tail Lake. Pike are taking spoons and minnows along the 15-foot weeds of Otter Tail, West Battle, and Donald Lake. Toss spinnerbaits in the 10-foot weeds of Bass Lake, Fiske Lake, Spitzer Lake, and Donald for largemouth bass. The eight- to 12-foot weeds on West Battle, Rush Lake, and Clitherall Lake are giving up panfish, a few muskies are coming off West Battle, and goose hunting has been best west of the area.
Ben’s Bait Shop (218) 864-5596
Bucktails and topwater baits are triggering muskies on the weedlines of Big Detroit Lake. Hit the deep weedlines for bass, crappies, and sunfish on lakes Severson, Floyd, Sallie, and Big Detroit. Walleyes and northern pike are hitting minnows in 17 to 20 feet on Big Detroit, Lake Melissa, Big Cormorant Lake, and Pelican Lake.
Quality Bait and Tackle (218) 844-2248