Northwest Minnesota Fishing Report – December 12th, 2014
Walleyes are hitting during low-light periods on Lake Miltona and Lake Ida in 17 to 20 feet. On Lake Darling, walleyes and northern pike can be had in 18 to 20 feet. Hit Maple Lake and Lake Mary for crappies in 15 to 18 feet, while sunfish have started biting in 8 to 12 feet on Lake Louise, Lake Chippewa, and Chrsitopherson’s Bay on Ida.
Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle (320) 763-3255
Walleyes are hitting setlines and shiners or spoons at Otter Tail Lake in 12 to 18 feet, West Battle Lake in 30 to 35 feet, and at the narrows on Pelican Lake. Crappies and sunfish are biting at Stalker Lake, Fish Lake, and Star Lake in 10 to 15 feet. Otter Tail and Donald Lake are safe bets for pike with sucker minnows in 15 to 20 feet.
Ben’s Bait Shop (218) 864-5596
Walleye action has been best in 17 to 20 feet on lakes Melissa, Sallie, Big Detroit, Big Cormorant, and Little Cormorant. Look for sunfish tight to the weeds in 12 to 14 feet and crappies over 18 to 20 feet on Big Detroit, Melissa, Sour Lake, and Height of Land Lake.
Quality Bait and Tackle (218) 844-2248
PARK RAPIDS AREA
Look for walleyes during the morning and evening hours in 12 to 18 feet on Lower Twin Lake, Potato Lake, Long Lake, and Fish Hook Lake; fatheads or shiner minnows are working best. The Crow Wing Chain of Lakes is giving up northern pike and sunfish in 10 to 12 feet and crappies over 15 to 18 feet.
Delaney’s (218) 732-4281
Smokey Hills Outdoors (218) 237-5099