Northwest Minnesota Fishing Report – September 20th, 2013



Minnows are turning walleyes in 16 to 25 feet on Lake Ida, Lake Miltona, and Lake Le Homme Dieu. Look for panfish on the weedlines or slightly off the weeds and suspended at Lake Carlos, Lake Darling, Lake Mary, and Ida. Muskies are being caught on CowGirls along the weedlines of Miltona and Lobster Lake in 12 to 15 feet. Bass fishing remains strong on the weedlines of most lakes with jigs and plastics.
Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle       (320) 763-3255


Walleyes are hitting Rapalas at night in five to eight feet or a jig and minnow during the day in 12 to 20 feet at Otter Tail Lake and West Battle Lake. Spinnerbaits are producing bass on the docks and cabbage areas of West Battle, Clitherall Lake, and Fish Lake. Look for sunfish in the eight- to 12-foot weeds of West Battle, Fish, and Star Lake or crappies in 10 to 15 feet on West Battle and Fish. Trolling spoons in 15 to 20 feet is producing northern pike at Donald Lake, Silver Lake, West Battle, and Otter Tail. Pitching Bucher Tails in the 15- to 20-foot weeds on West Battle is raising muskies.
Ben’s Bait Shop (218) 864-5596


Minnows continue to work best for walleyes and northern pike in 15 to 20 feet at Big Detroit Lake, Lake Melissa, Pelican Lake, Lake Sallie, and Big Cormorant Lake. You’ll pluck a mixed bag of bass and panfish off the 12- to 18-foot weed edges of Big Detroit, Sallie, Melissa, Deadshot Bay, Floyd Lake, Severson Lake, and Little Detroit Lake. The weedlines of Big Detroit are producing a few muskies via bucktails during low-light periods.
Quality Bait and Tackle (218) 844-2248


Walleyes are being caught with minnows at Fish Hook Lake and Potato Lake in 21 feet during low-light periods. Northern pike are hitting minnows at Big Mantrap Lake and the best bass action is coming off Fish Hook along the 12- to 14-foot weedlines with plastics. Hit Big Mantrap with bucktails for muskies during the morning and evening hours. A few deer have been taken, but bear hunting participation has dwindled.
Delaney’s (218) 732-4281

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