Metro Area Fishing Report – March 14th, 2014
LAKE MINNETONKA AREA
Sunfish and crappies are hitting during low-light periods in Grays Bay, Spring Park, Black Lake, and the North Arm of Lake Minnetonka. You’ll also find sunfish and crappies suspended over 25 to 30 feet on Lake Sarah.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
Sunfish reports have been poor, mainly because it remains difficult to get around on most lakes in this area. There is some evening crappie action on Clearwater Lake and Pleasant Lake, where fish are being found suspended over 30 to 40 feet of water.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297
Crappies are hitting best during low-light periods in 10 to 14 feet on Demontreville Lake and Lake Jane or in 10 to 16 feet on White Bear Lake. Crappies also are being found suspended over 30 to 40 feet on the St. Croix River. Anglers fishing from shore on the Mississippi River near Hastings are catching catfish, rough fish, and a few walleyes.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Crappies continue to hit in Wagener’s Bay and on Pillsbury Reef at Lake Waconia over 18 to 22 feet. Hydes Lake is giving up crappies during low-light periods in 13 to 15 feet, while Wasserman Lake is worth noting for crappies straight out from the access.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
Look for crappies and sunfish in front of the hospital on South Lindstrom Lake in 16 to 26 feet. On Chisago Lake, a mixed bag of panfish can be had at the mouth of the channel in 10 to 16 feet, while the A-Frame area is giving up sunfish in five to nine feet and crappies over 20 to 25 feet. The Nelson island area on North Center Lake is giving up crappies in 10 to 16 feet. Work the Lindberg Point area in nine to 20 feet and the mouth going into Back Bay in seven to 15 feet for crappies on Green Lake.
Frankie’s Bait (651) 257-6334