The 8-foot weeds on Clear Lake, White Bear Lake, and Centerville Lake are holding crappies and sunfish. Walleyes are being caught with crankbaits on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River and with leeches in 18 to 22 feet and on Bald Eagle Lake. Northern pike are hitting sucker minnows in 10 to 12 feet at Big Marine Lake, Lake Owasso, and Long Lake. Bass fishing remains strong in the shallow weeds of most lakes, and bucktails continue to raise muskies on the 8- to 10-foot weedlines of White Bear.
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421
Look for sunfish along the shallow weedlines of Lake Minnewashta and Steiger Lake, while crappies and sunfish continue to be caught on Lake Parley in 8 to 10 feet. Pitch plastics during the day and topwater in the evenings for bass on Lake Zumbra, Lake Bavaria, and Pierson Lake. Anglers fishing off the piers on Steiger Lake and Ann Lake continue to catch northern pike, and a few walleyes can be had with minnows on the Minnesota River.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
The weedlines on most reefs are now holding sunfish and crappies in 6 to 10 feet, but there are fish to be had in Waconia Bay over 6 to 8 feet as well. A jig and minnow or slip bobber and minnow is producing walleyes during low-light periods in 15 to 20 feet on Kegg’s Reef, Center Reef, and North Reef. Spinnerbaits and bucktails are turning muskies around the island and along the most established weedlines you find in 8 to 12 feet.
Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096