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Metro Area Fishing Report – November 7th, 2014


Fishing pressure has been almost non-existent over the past week. It seems most anglers have given up on the open-water season and are content waiting for ice to form. 

Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227


While most anglers have put the open-water gear away for the season, muskie fishermen continue to catch fish on sucker minnows at Bald Eagle Lake and White Bear Lake in 12 to 16 feet of water. Crankbaits also are worth trolling on the St. Croix River for walleyes, and deer have become more active based on hunter accounts and general roadside sightings in the area.

Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle                    (651) 777-2421


Archery hunters have been seeing better deer activity compared to last week and bucks have started to rut. Large sucker minnows are turning muskies on Lake Waconia in 12 to 15 feet, while walleyes can be had with a jig and fathead combination on Red’s Reef and north of the Claybanks on Waconia in 8 to 12 feet of water. The creek mouths and sand bars are holding walleyes on the Minnesota River as well.  

Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022


A few anglers continue to venture out and catch walleyes with minnows on Clearwater Lake and Sugar Lake, but angling pressure has really dropped off. Field hunting for geese has been somewhat productive and a few more ringnecks are being seen on area ponds. Deer reports indicate increased rutting activity this week. 

Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297


Walleyes and smallmouth bass are being caught with minnows north of the Taylor’s Falls Dam on the St. Croix River. A few crappies continue to be caught in the channel between Chisago and South Lindstrom lakes, but there hasn’t been many people fishing them. A couple of large bucks were registered this week and most archery hunters have commented that deer have been more active. 

Frankie’s Bait (651) 257-6334

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