Metro

Metro Area Fishing Report – October 9th, 2015

NORTHEAST METRO A jig and minnow is producing walleyes and sauger in 22 to 30 feet on the St. Croix River. Bass and pike remain an easy catch on the shallow weedlines of Demontreville Lake, White Bear Lake, and Lake Jane, while panfish action has slowed. Large sucker minnows are triggering muskies on the weedlines of Lake Jarvis, Lake Owasso, and White Bear, especially during the evening hours. Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421 WEST METRO Rapalas are…

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…

Metro Area Fishing Report – January 23rd, 2015

LAKE MINNETONKA AREA Crappies are being found suspended over 30 feet of water or more on Lake Minnetonka, Lake Independence, and Medicine Lake. Sunfish are sitting along the deep weeds of Medicine or Phelp’s Bay and Black Lake on Lake Minnetonka. Look for scattered walleyes from 20 to 60 feet on Minnetonka and Independence during low-light periods. A few northern…

Metro Area Fishing Report – January 16th, 2015

LAKE MINNETONKA AREA Crappie action has picked up over 14 to 20 feet in the bays such as Carson’s, Seton, Spring Park, Maxwell and North Arm on Lake Minnetonka. You’ll also find crappies suspended over 30 feet on Lake Independence and over 35 feet on Medicine Lake. Lake Sarah is producing crappies and sunfish in 25 to 30 feet, while…

Metro Area Fishing Report – January 9th, 2015

LAKE MINNETONKA AREA On Lake Minnetonka, crappies and sunfish are hitting in Carson’s Bay over 17 feet and the Seton area in 9 feet. Look for suspended sunfish over 28 feet on Lake Sarah, and Medicine Lake is producing sunfish and northern pike in 10 to 18 feet. Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227 NORTHEAST METRO Shiner minnows are producing walleyes during…

Metro Area Fishing Report – December 26th, 2014

LAKE MINNETONKA AREA The small bays on Lake Minnetonka such as Carson’s and Black Lake were producing crappies and walleyes in 10 to 19 feet, but ice conditions deteriorated over the weekend with all of the rains. A few crappies and walleyes are coming off Lake Independence in 18 feet during the evening hours, while Medicine Lake is producing sunfish…

Metro Area Fishing Report – December 19th, 2014

LAKE MINNETONKA AREA Last weekend’s warm weather and rain took its toll on the accesses, shorelines, and channels of Lake Minnetonka, slowing fishing activity in the process. Anglers are finding crappies over 20 feet in Carson’s Bay and Black Lake on Minnetonka and the ice should harden up again by this weekend in those areas damaged by the weather. Crappies…

Metro Area Fishing Report – November 28th, 2014

LAKE MINNETONKA AREA You’ll find skim ice up to 4 inches on most bays and small lakes, with the main portions of the bigger lakes remaining ice-free on Tuesday morning. A few people have walked on the areas that froze first and remained capped, but fishing reports have been limited.  Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227 NORTHEAST METRO Anglers are reporting 5…

Metro Area Fishing Report – November 21st, 2014

LAKE MINNETONKA AREA The big lakes are skimming with ice, but the wind continues to blow them open. About three-quarters of Lake Minnetonka was ice-covered as of Tuesday morning with the area’s small lakes and bays capped with a thin layer of ice. Check conditions daily, but if the wind calms, there’s a chance some of those areas that capped…

Metro Area Fishing Report – November 7th, 2014

LAKE MINNETONKA AREA Fishing pressure has been almost non-existent over the past week. It seems most anglers have given up on the open-water season and are content waiting for ice to form.  Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227 NORTHEAST METRO While most anglers have put the open-water gear away for the season, muskie fishermen continue to catch fish on sucker minnows at…

Metro Area Fishing Report – October 31st, 2014

LAKE MINNETONKA AREA Walleyes are being caught with minnows on the rocks along the west side and off the weed edges on the east side of Lake Minnetonka. Lake Independence also is giving up walleyes in 14 to 16 feet. Drifting sucker minnows on the 14-foot weed flats of Minnetonka continues to trigger muskies. Look for suspended crappies over 30…

Metro Area Fishing Report – October 24th, 2014

LAKE MINNETONKA Muskie action has been incredible in 14 feet with sucker minnows under a float producing the biggest fish. Walleye reports also have improved during the evening hours. Minnows fished in and around the channels or on the deep side of the green, standing weeds in 18 to 24 feet are producing. Look for crappies in the channels or…

Metro Area Fishing Report – October 17th, 2014

LAKE MINNETONKA Slow-presented sucker minnows are triggering muskies at the mouth of the channels or 14- to 18-foot weed flats. Minnows are producing walleyes during the day in 18 to 26 feet or in channels during low-light periods. Crappies are over 18 feet, spinners and suckers are producing pike in 14 to 18 feet, and bass are cruising the 8-…

Metro Area Fishing Report – October 10th, 2014

LAKE MINNETONKA AREA Lake Sarah is producing sunfish and crappies in 8 to 15 feet and you’ll find suspended crappies over 16 to 20 feet on Lake Minnetonka. Minnetonka is also producing plenty of bass and northern pike along the weedlines, some walleyes in 17 to 20 feet, and muskies along the weeds off most points.  Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227 NORTHEAST…

Metro Area Fishing Report – October 3rd, 2014

LAKE MINNETONKA AREA Walleyes are hitting minnows at night in 24 to 28 feet in Brown’s Bay and Wayzata Bay on Lake Minnetonka. Look to Lake Independence with minnows in 15 feet for walleyes as well. Bass remain scattered along the deep weedlines and hitting spinnerbaits on most lakes. A few crappies are being found suspended over 15 to 18…