Minnesota Fishing Reports

Minnesota Great Eight Lakes Fishing Report – March 25th, 2016

LAKE MILLE LACS         Areas around the lake with creeks and rivers have opened quite far, and the shorelines have popped loose, as well. Based on the last reports from anglers, main-lake ice is melting from the top and bottom, so although it could stick around for a while, the ice-fishing season has ended. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 www.johnsonsportside.com Terry’s…

Statewide Minnesota Fishing Report – March 25th, 2016

  Twin Cities Metro     ALEXANDRIA AREA The ice that remains is floating and limited, and many small lakes are now ice-free. Fishing reports have been limited to a few crappies being caught by anglers fishing from shore in some of the shallow lagoons off main-lake areas. Warmer water will quickly improve the panfish action. Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle…

Statewide Minnesota Fishing Report – March 18th, 2016

ALEXANDRIA AREA A few anglers were walking on some lakes last weekend, but the shorelines have opened enough to no longer allow that. The ice that remains is black and walking on it isn’t advised at this point. Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle (320) 763-3255 ANNANDALE AREA The ice-fishing season has ended as many lakes now have black, floating ice and pulled-away…

Minnesota Great Eight Lakes Fishing Report – March 18th, 2016

LAKE MILLE LACS         Ice continues to cover the lake, but resorts have closed their accesses and most public access points have deteriorated fast. Ice fishing is no longer advised, especially after Tuesday’s rain – there’s just too much uncertainty with the ice. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 www.johnsonsportside.com Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430 www.terrysboatharbor.com LAKE OF THE WOODS…

Metro Area Fishing Report – March 11th, 2016

NORTHEAST METRO There might be some limited ice-fishing options this weekend, but extreme caution is advised due to rapidly deteriorating ice and shoreline conditions. Make sure to call for accurate lake conditions late in the week. Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421 WEST METRO Ice fishing came to a quick end this week as most shorelines pulled away  with the…

Statewide Minnesota Fishing Report – March 11th, 2016

ALEXANDRIA AREA Crappies and sunfish are in 6 to 10 feet on Lake Mary, Lake Ida, Lake Darling, Smith Lake, and Lake Geneva. The west side of Reno Lake is producing crappies in 8 to 10 feet. The shorelines and accesses are deteriorating fast, so call ahead before venturing to this area by the weekend. Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle (320) 763-3255…

MInnesota Great Eight Lakes Fishing Report – March 4th, 2016

LAKE MILLE LACS         With the walleye season now closed, most anglers have started chasing perch and tullibees. The best reports continue to come away from the mud and other deep structure in 30 feet of water or more and fishermen will catch better numbers of fish by drilling holes and staying on the move. Johnson’s Portside (320)…

Statewide Minnesota Fishing Report – February 26th, 2016

ALEXANDRIA AREA Crappies are suspended and hitting over 20 to 30 feet on Lake Le Homme Dieu, Lake Darling, and Lake Geneva. Start looking to the shallow weed flats on most lakes for sunfish, and a few walleyes continue to come off Reno Lake and Lake Miltona during low-light periods in 17 to 20 feet. Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle (320) 763-3255…

Minnesota Great Eight Lakes Fishing Report – February 19th, 2016

LAKE MILLE LACS         East – The walleye bite, which typically declines at about this time of year, has shown no signs of slowing down. In fact, walleyes, tullibees, and some jumbo perch are all being caught on the main-lake structure in 22 feet or deeper. There’s been enough good-sized perch caught to indicate that the bite in…

Minnesota Great Eight Lakes Fishing Report – January 29th, 2016

LAKE MILLE LACS         East – Walleye action remains consistent on the 22-foot sand and gravel areas or the mud flats in 25 to 30 feet. The mud also is producing some jumbo perch and anglers are catching more numbers of them by hole-hopping. Sucker minnows continue to produce northern pike in 9 to 15 feet. Johnson’s Portside…