Metro Area Fishing Report – April 29th, 2016


Crappies and sunfish have moved shallow on most lakes over the past week. Look for bays and other shallow areas with some vegetation and you’ll find panfish. Lakes such as Big Marine, Bald Eagle, and White Bear have been most productive.

Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421


The bays on the area’s big lakes are producing crappies in 6 feet and sunfish in 8 to 10 feet. Lake Wasserman is giving up crappies in 6 to 8 feet and Lake Zumbra is kicking out sunfish in 8 to 12 feet. On Whaletail Lake and the north side of Lake Parley, crappies are being found in 4 to 8 feet. Turkey success dropped a bit over the past week, but consistent rains have limited hunting activity.

Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022


Crappies continue to move in and out of shallow water with the changing weather patterns. If the sun is out, they’ll be up shallow around the docks and shorelines of Waconia Bay. If it’s cloudy and cool, you’ll find more fish in the 9- to 14-foot weeds in Waconia Bay.

Mases In Towne Marina (952) 442-2096

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