LAKE MINNETONKA AREA Sunfish reports remain favorable on the 8- to 15-foot weedlines of Lake Minnetonka, Lake Sarah, Lake Independence, and Medicine Lake. The 10- to 12-foot weeds or deeper weedlines on Minnetonka are giving up a few walleyes during low-light periods on leeches or fatheads. Northern pike and crappies can be had in and …
August 7, 2014
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Region I A CPO arrested three subjects for illegally taking five undersized bass on the Mississippi River and at Lake George. A District 1 CPO was notified by the local sheriff’s department of children floating in tubes on the Rock River during a thunderstorm. The CPO had just left that area and already observed several
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Bloomington: Bass fair along weed edges on plastics, spinners, and crankbaits with some on topwater late in the day. Bluegills fair but small on waxies and crickets near weed edges, docks, and sea walls. Channel cats fair on cut baits, liver and Hoss’s Hawg Bait dip baits from Mike’s Minnow Bucket west of El Paso.
Crab Orchard Lake: Catfish are the best bet. Anglers are taking fish on leeches, cut bait and minnows. Crappies are still being caught in 10-12 feet of water around cover. Minnows and jigs both effective. Bluegill action is still steady. Meal worms, wax worms and crickets are all effective. Bass anglers are still catching good
Chain: The best bite has been early morning. The bass have moved up into the heavy weeds and are very active attacking scum frogs and other weedless baits. Work the pockets in the weed growth with heavy jigs and also don’t hesitate to back off and fish the outside weed edges in the deeper water.