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MInnesota Great Eight Lakes Fishing Report – 27th, 2015t


East – The deepest water available off main lake structure is producing perch and tullibees. The bite has been best during the morning hours, and you’ll do best if you drill a lot of holes and keep moving. With the extended northern pike season, tip-ups and sucker minnows will continue to produce fish in the bays in over 9 to 14 feet. 
Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811

West – Tullibee reports continue to be good off the flats such as Seven Mile, Eight Mile and Seguchie’s in 32 to 34 feet. Anglers that stay on the move are finding bigger perch on the 27- to 29-foot rocks or off the mud in 30 feet or more.
Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430


The northern part of Big Traverse from Knight and Bridges islands up to Garden Island are giving up walleyes, sauger and some jumbo perch in 26 to 32 feet of water. Reports are also improving closer to the south shore near Pine Island and Zippel Bay in 15 to 18 feet of water during the morning hours. Northern pike are hitting in front of Zippel Bay and the reefs off Long Point are producing a mixed bag of fish. Local anglers continue to catch walleyes during the evening hours on the Rainy River in 15 to 20 feet. At the Northwest Angle, walleyes, sauger, perch, pike and tullibees are being caught around the reefs in 22 to 30 feet. Large crappies are also remaining active up at the Northwest Angle. 
Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau (800) 382-FISH


Fishing pressure has been light, but there is sunfish being caught in Black Lake and Phelp’s Bay on Lake Minnetonka in 10 to 12 feet. A few crappies are being found suspended over 26 to 28 feet on the North Arm of Minnetonka and Medicine Lake during low-light periods. 
Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227


The cold weather has meant slow fishing. Walleyes, perch, northern pike and crappie have all been tough to find over the past week. Many anglers have started pulling their fish houses off the lake.
Pike Bay Lodge (218) 753-2430


Perch action has been “up and down” with the changing weather patterns, but fish continue to be caught as deep as 30 feet during the day or 15 to 20 feet during low-light periods or under cloudy skies. The main lake bars such as Snaghole, North Moses, Horseshoe and River are holding fish, as are Raven’s Point and Sugar Point on certain days. 
Lake Winnie Resort Association


With the annual Eelpout Festival last weekend, most people on the lake were taking part in the event’s festivities. The cold and wind also has limited perch fishing opportunities on the main lake, but Stoney Point is giving up some tullibees over deep water.
Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505
Shriver’s Bait Company (218) 547-2250


A few walleyes are being caught during the morning hours in Sand Bay in over 32 to 35 feet. An occasional good-sized northern pike and some perch are being caught in the Rainy Lake City area over 10 to 15 feet. Overall, fishing has been slow.
Loon’s Nest (218) 286-5850


With the walleye season now closed, fishing pressure has dropped off. Some anglers have continued to target keeping-sized perch and crappies. Perch have been biting in most areas of the lake, while the biggest number of crappies are coming off the north shore in 12 to 15 feet. 
Mort’s Dock (218) 647-8128

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