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Northwest Minnesota Fishing Report – August 22nd, 2014


Spinner rigs and crawlers or jigs and minnows are producing walleyes in 20 to 24 feet on Lake Miltona and Lake Ida. Crappie action remains strong on the weedlines of Lake Carlos, Lake Le Homme Dieu and Lake Geneva. Bass are hitting plastics on the 20-foot weedlines throughout the Le Homme Dieu Chain of Lakes. CowGirls or Bulldawgs are producing muskies in the shallow weeds of Miltona and Lobster Lake.

Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle       (320) 763-3255


A jig and minnow is taking walleyes in 10 to 20 feet during the day, as are crankbaits in 5 to 7 feet at Otter Tail Lake, West Battle Lake and Clitherall Lake. The 8- to 15- foot weeds on West Battle and Bass Lake by Underwood are holding panfish. Spinnerbaits are producing bass in 5 to 8 feet at West Battle, Clitherall and East Battle Lake. Minnows or spinnerbaits have been taking pike in 16 to 20 feet on Otter Tail, Donald Lake and Fiske Lake, while West Battle is producing muskies in 15 to 20 feet.

Ben’s Bait Shop (218) 864-5596


Crappies and sunfish are relating to deep weedlines on Sour Lake, Floyd Lake, Lake Melissa and Big Detroit Lake. Hit Pelican Lake and Big Detroit with bucktails for muskies at low light. Walleyes are best in 18 to 22 feet with live bait on Big Cormorant Lake, Lake Sallie, Big Detroit and Melissa.

Quality Bait and Tackle (218) 844-2248


Minnows are turning most of walleyes at Fish Hook Lake in 26 to 30 feet or Potato Lake and Long Lake in 14 to 16 feet. Northern pike are hitting sucker minnows in 14 feet on Big Mantrap Lake and bluegill action remains strong throughout the Crow Wing Chain of Lakes in 12 to 14 feet.

Delaney’s (218) 732-4281

Smokey Hills Outdoors (218) 237-5099


Big Pine Lake, Star Lake and Rush Lake continue to produce panfish in 12 to 14 feet.. Minnows and leeches are the best for walleyes at Little Pine Lake in 12 to 18 feet, while its been crankbaits on the shallow flats of Big Pine during low-light periods.

Gene’s Sport Shop (218) 346-3355



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