Metro Area Fishing Report – September 20th, 2013
LAKE MINNETONKA AREA
Bass and walleyes are hitting minnows and crankbaits during low-light periods in the channels and from the weedlines out to 25 feet during the day on Lake Minnetonka. Lake Sarah is kicking out sunfish in 10 to 15 feet and spinnerbaits are turning pike on the 12- to 15-foot weedlines of Minnetonka.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
Large sucker minnows are triggering muskies along the weedlines of White Bear Lake, Bald Eagle Lake, and St. Croix River. Bass and northern pike are hitting along the weedlines of Lake Jane, Demontreville Lake, and Bald Eagle. Bald Eagle is kicking out walleyes on medium-sized sucker minnows in 14 feet. Look for suspended crappies in the main channels of the St. Croix near Stillwater and Bayport.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Look to Pierson Lake for sunfish in 14 to 16 feet and to the deep weedlines for northern pike. The Minnesota River is giving up catfish near Belle Plaine and bass fishing remains strong with plastics on Lake Auburn and Lake Bavaria in 10 to 14 feet. Bow hunters are shooting a few antlerless deer and goose reports have been limited.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
The muskie bite has turned on with big bucktails or topwater baits and most fish have been weed-orientated off the reefs. Plastics and spinnerbaits are working best for bass around docks and on main-lake reefs. Look for sunfish on the north side of the island, Center Reef, Waconia Bay, and Wagener’s Bay in nine to 12 feet.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096
Minnows have been the best walleye option at Clearwater Lake in 12 to 22 feet and at Cedar Lake in 14 to 24 feet. Hit Cedar, Clearwater, Lake John, Lake Sylvia, and Sugar Lake for sunfish in 10 to 14 feet. Bass and northern pike action remains strong on the deep weedlines of most lakes and a few muskies have been seen during low-light periods on top of the weeds at Sugar.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297