LAKE MINNETONKA AREA
On Lake Minnetonka, crappies and sunfish are hitting in Carson’s Bay over 17 feet and the Seton area in 9 feet. Look for suspended sunfish over 28 feet on Lake Sarah, and Medicine Lake is producing sunfish and northern pike in 10 to 18 feet.
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227
Shiner minnows are producing walleyes during the evening hours in 22 to 25 feet on White Bear Lake and on Bald Eagle Lake in 12 to 15 feet. Northern pike are hitting sucker minnows on Big Marine Lake in 15 feet, while the 10- to 12- foot weedlines on Long Lake are holding pike and bluegills. On the St. Croix River, crappies are suspended over 35 to 44 feet.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Crappies remain active during the evening hours on Whaletail Lake in 12 to 14 feet and Lake Parley in 13 to 15 feet. Crappies and sunfish are being caught in 10 to 12 feet on Wasserman Lake early and late each day. Sucker minnows are turning northern pike in 12 to 14 feet on Lake Minnewashta, Lake Auburn and Parley.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
The 10- to 13- foot weeds off Center Reef and 9- to 11- foot weeds in Waconia Bay are producing sunfish and northern pike. Crappie reports have been best in the evenings off Pillsbury Reef in 12 to 20 feet and a few walleyes continue to be caught at night along the 13- to 15- foot weed edges of most reefs.
Mase’s In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096
Panfish and northern pike are being caught at the A-Frame and Eagle’s Nest areas of Chisago Lake in 7 to 9 feet. Lindberg Point on Green Lake is worth hitting for walleyes and crappies in 6 to 18 feet and the deep holes on North Center and South Center lakes are holding suspended crappies. The channel between Chisago and South Lindstrom Lake continues to provide panfish and northern pike action.
Frankie’s Bait (651) 257-6334
EAST CENTRAL MN
Blue Lake is producing sunfish and crappies in 14 to 17 feet and some walleyes in the evenings over 8 to 11 feet. Look to Green Lake for crappies in 17 feet and South Stanchfield Lake for perch in 10 to 14 feet. Northern pike are hitting sucker minnows in 8 to 11 feet on most lakes.
Tales and Trails Sport Shop
The sand bar area on Buffalo Lake continues to give up crappies in 20 feet or more, as is Little Maple Lake over 20 feet during low-light periods. Beebee Lake is giving up a few walleyes and crappies over 20 to 25 feet. On Limestone Lake, you’ll find suspended crappies over deep water, while the north side of Lake Ida is producing crappies in 25 to 30 feet. Look for crappies, sunfish and walleyes on Eagle Lake from the weedlines out to 20 feet. Northern pike action remains strong on most lakes, Lake Constance is a safe bet for sunfish in 12 to 14 feet, and Locke Lake started producing crappies in 22 to 25 feet.
Monticello Bait & Tackle (763) 295-1187