The deep weed edges in most bigger bays have produced walleyes in low-light with crawlers or fatheads. The same areas will produce sunfish during the day. Muskies remain favorable with bigger fish hitting bucktails and topwater baits on the large weed flats. Bass and crappies also have been relating to the deep weedlines throughout the lake this week.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
The weedlines on Forest Lake are giving up bass, pike, and muskies during mornings and evenings. Hit White Bear Lake in 10 to 12 feet for crappies and sunfish or the weedlines of Bald Eagle Lake for crappies. Slip bobbers and suckers are catching pike in 6 to 8 feet at Silver Lake. Demontreville Lake is a safe bet for largemouth bass in less than 8 feet. The Bayport area of the St. Croix River is kicking out pike on sucker minnows.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Sucker minnows are turning pike in 12 feet, as are spoon plugs in deeper water on Lake Minnewashta and Pierson Lake. Hit Lake Auburn for sunfish in 8 to 10 feet or Lake Bavaria for crappies in 14 to 16 feet. Catfish are hitting suckers in the deep holes of the Minnesota River, while topwaters thrown over lilly pads on lakes Zumbra, Steiger and Whaletail are producing bass.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
Look for sunfish in 10 to 14 feet around the island or Cemetery Reef and crappies along the 10- to 14-foot weedlines in Wagener’s Bay. Jigs tipped with fatheads are producing walleyes in low-light in 15 to 20 feet on Kegg’s Reef, North Reef and Cemetery Reef. Muskies are chasing bucktails behind the island and beach area.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096
Lindy Rigs and crawlers are taking walleyes in 18 to 24 feet on Clearwater Lake and Cedar Lake. Sunfish and crappies are on the 10- to 14-foot weedlines of lakes John, Sylvia, Granite, Maple and Cedar. Anglers are raising more muskies on Sugar Lake.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297
Trolling crankbaits over 30 feet of water is producing suspended pike on Green Lake and North Center Lake. The Gap on Green is giving up walleyes on slip bobbers and leeches in 12 feet in the evening. Walleyes can be had with leeches on the north end of North Center in 16 to 19 feet and Holtz Point on South Center Lake in 16 to 18 feet as well. The 8- to 11- foot weedlines on most lakes are worth hitting for panfish and bass.
Frankie’s Bait (651) 257-6334
Lake Ida is yielding crappies and pike in 11 feet. Crappies are hitting fatheads on the 12- foot weedlines of Eagle Lake. Walleyes, smallmouth bass and northern pike are biting during the day and catfish action has been strong at night on the Mississippi River. Hit Lake Pulaski for walleyes and largemouth bass in 18 to 25 feet. At Buffalo Lake, walleyes are hitting fatheads on the sand bar in 12 to 15 feet and crappies are biting in front of the court house.
Monticello Bait & Tackle (763) 295-1187