Leeches or fathead minnows are working best for walleyes in 12 to 15 feet of water on Bald Eagle Lake and the Prescott area of the St. Croix River. Sucker minnows are producing northern pike in 10 to 13 feet on Beaver Lake and Big Carnelian Lake, while lakes Jane, Oswasso, Phalen, and Demontreville have been best for bass. Crappies and sunfish are an easy catch in 8 to 10 feet on many lakes.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Northern pike continue to hit sucker minnows in 6 to 10 feet of water on Lake Auburn and Pierson Lake. Look for crappies to be set up in 4 to 8 feet and sunfish even shallower on most lakes. Walleye reports have been limited on area lakes, but the Minnesota River is still producing fish at the creek mouths and slack-water areas.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
It appears that crappies have started to move shallow, although some fish are still being found in 8 to 10 feet of water throughout Waconia Bay and Wagener’s Bay. Bass and sunfish are set up near docks, in shallow weeds, and along select shorelines in 2 to 5 feet. Walleyes are most active during low-light periods and hitting leeches or fathead minnows on Kegg’s Reef, off Harm’s Point, Cemetery Reef, and near the Carp Trap in 10 to 12 feet.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096