Metro Area Fishing Report – September 27th, 2013
LAKE MINNETONKA AREA
The deep weedlines and deep weed flats on Lake Minnetonka are producing walleyes via minnows. Work the 15- to 18-foot milfoil for crappies and the weeds in two to 20 feet for bass on Minnetonka. Sunfish and pike have moved into the channels of Minnetonka, while Lake Sarah is producing sunfish in 10 to 14 feet. Duck opener provided sporadic reports. Some groups did well and others struggled.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
Large sucker minnows are triggering muskies on the deep weedlines and deep breaks at Forest Lake and White Bear Lake. Look for crappies in the main channels of the St. Croix River and walleyes on the wing dams of the Mississippi River. Northern pike and bass action remains strong on the 10- to 14-foot weed edges of Lake Jane, Demontreville Lake, and Bald Eagle Lake. Duck hunters reported a much better opener than last year with wood ducks and teal in most bags.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Northern pike are hitting spoons and crankbaits in 12 to 14 feet at Pierson Lake. Throw topwater baits over the weed tops for bass at Whaletail Lake and Lake Auburn. Sucker minnows are producing muskies on the deep weeds adjacent to the reefs on Lake Waconia. Duck hunting has been good with wood ducks, mallards, teal, and geese being shot.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
Sunfish are biting in eight to 12 feet on lakes John, Clearwater, Sugar, and Sylvia. Minnows are producing walleyes in 12 to 22 feet at Clearwater and Cedar Lake and crappies are suspended in 20 feet or more at Pleasant Lake and Clearwater. The duck opener went well for most groups with teal, wood ducks, and geese in most bags.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297
Fatheads or rainbow minnows are turning walleyes on the deep breaks of West Rush Lake and the shallow rock piles and breaks of East Rush Lake. Walleyes and smallmouth bass continue to be caught in the deep holes, eddies, and rock piles of the St. Croix River near Taylors Falls. Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area provided great opening weekend duck action for waterfowl hunters with numbers of teal, wood ducks, mallards, and geese being shot.
Fish Lake Bait (651) 674-4734