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Metro Area Fishing Report – January 30th, 2015

LAKE MINNETONKA AREA

Look for crappies during the evening in over 30 feet in the North Arm or over 17 feet in Carson’s Bay and Seton Bay on Lake Minnetonka. Lake Independence is producing crappies over 30 to 35 feet, and you’ll find suspended sunfish and crappies over 28 feet on Lake Sarah. Sucker minnows hung on the 17- foot weedlines of most lakes will produce northern pike.

Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227

NORTHEAST METRO

Suckers are taking pike in 8 to 12 feet on Centerville Lake. Fatheads are taking walleyes on Forest Lake in 16 to 20 feet. Crappies are suspended in 25 to 35 feet on Bald Eagle Lake, while White Bear Lake is producing crappies and walleyes in 16 to 18 feet. Hit Olson Lake and Demontreville Lake for sunnies in 15 to 18 feet.

Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421

WEST METRO

Lake Bavaria is giving up a few crappies in 18 feet and Rietz Lake continues to produce sunfish in 12 to 16 feet. On Lake Parley, crappies and sunfish can be had in 12 to 14 feet. Northern pike are hitting sucker minnows at Lake Zumbra and Pierson Lake in 8 to 14 feet.

Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022

LAKE WACONIA

Walleyes and panfish have started hitting on Anderson’s Reef in 13 to 20 feet, you’ll find sunfish and crappies in 13 to 15 feet on Center Reef, and Pillsbury Reef continues to produce crappies over 20 to 25 feet. Northern pike are hitting sucker minnows in 11 to 15 feet on Center Reef and a few walleyes can be had at night in 16 to 20 feet on Kegg’s Reef.

Mase’s In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096

ANNANDALE AREA

Crappies are being found suspended over 30 to 40 feet on Clearwater Lake, Buffalo Lake, Pleasant Lake and Granite Lake. An occasional walleye is caught at sunset in 18 to 25 feet on Sugar Lake or Clearwater. Sunfish action has been best in 10 to 16 feet on Lake Marie and Lake John.

Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297

CHISAGO AREA

Sucker minnows are producing pike on the weedlines of Green Lake, North Center Lake, South Center Lake and Chisago Lake. The south end of Chisago is kicking out sunfish in 10 to 12 feet and crappies in 16 to 20 feet. Look for crappies in 17 to 26 feet and sunfish in 8 to 13 feet on South Center.

Frankie’s Bait (651) 257-6334

EAST CENTRAL MN

Northern pike and perch continue to be caught on South Stanchfield Lake in 14 feet, while Green Lake is giving up crappies in 20 to 22 feet. You’ll find panfish in 17 to 21 feet and a few walleyes in 15 feet on Blue Lake. Northern pike and panfish are biting in less than 10 feet on Little Elk Lake.

Tales and Trails Sport Shop 

(763) 856-3985

MONTICELLO AREA

Anglers fishing from shore on the Mississippi River continue to catch numbers of smallmouth bass. Eagle Lake in Big Lake is giving up crappies and pike, while Eagle Lake in Monticello is producing walleyes, crappies and pike. The north side of Lake Ida is worth hitting for crappies over 50 feet and pike in 12 to 15 feet. Little Maple Lake continues to produce crappies in 18 to 20 feet.  

Monticello Bait & Tackle (763) 295-1187

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