Metro Fishing Report – June 20th, 2014
LAKE MINNETONKA AREA
High water is limiting boat access and a no-wake zone remains in effect on many fisheries. Weeds are now the key to catching fish on lakes such as Minnetonka, Sarah, Medicine and Independence. Northern pike and crappies are cruising the tops of the weeds and walleyes are being found on the outside weed edges in 18 to 20 feet. You’ll find sunfish from the shorelines out to six feet and bass from the shorelines out to the 10-foot weedlines.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
Walleyes and sauger are hitting crankbaits or jigs and minnows in the Prescott area of the St. Croix River in 15 to 18 feet. Bald Eagle Lake has provided consistent muskie action on topwater baits, while Big Carnelian and Big Marine lakes are producing bass and northern pike along the weedlines. Plastics are producing bass on Demonterville Lake and Olson Lake as well.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Spinnerbaits or plastics are turning bass on Lake Bavaria and Whaletail Lake. Northern pike are hitting sucker minnows and spinnerbaits on Lake Minnewashta and Lake Parley in eight to 14 feet. Sunfish remain shallow, three to eight feet, on Riley Lake and Parley, while a few crappies are being found in 12 to 14 feet on Bavaria.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
Sunfish are being found in slightly deeper water, four to eight feet, but they continue to bite best on the south shore, northeast end, and west shorelines. Northern pike and bass are hitting spinnerbaits on the eight- to 10-foot weedlines and muskie reports have been limited. Slip bobbers and leeches are producing some walleyes during low-light periods in 10 to 13 feet near the swimming beach and Claybanks area.
Mase’s In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096
Walleyes are hitting leeches and fatheads in 12 to 18 feet and in shallower water on any lake with some moving water. Look to Clearwater Lake, Cedar Lake, Granite Lake and Lake Sylvia for walleyes early and late each day. You’ll still find sunfish on the shorelines, but many have moved into the weeds over eight to 12 feet at Sylvia, Clearwater, Cedar, Sugar Lake and Lake John. Bass and pike also are relating to the weedlines on most lakes this week.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297
EAST CENTRAL MN
Crappies and sunfish are hanging in the weed pockets of Blue Lake, while the weedlines on Green Lake, Fremont Lake and Little Elk Lake are producing pike and bass. Crappie action is good in seven to 12 feet with minnows at Lori Lake, Briggs Lake and Lake Julia. Heavy rains have made most rivers unfishable due to high water and current.
Tales and Trails Sport Shop (763) 856-3985