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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 10:35 PM 03/23/06 (CST)
There's some evening sunfish action taking place in 12 to 15 feet of water on lakes such as Le Homme Dieu, Geneva and Darling. Crappies have been tough to find, but look to Little Mary Lake to start producing fish more consistently in about 14 feet of water very soon.
ANNANDALE AREA
The shallow bays of Lake Sylvia started giving up sunfish and a few crappies. Look for sunfish in 12 feet of water and crappies suspended over 40 to 50 feet of water on Clearwater Lake. The north end cove on Cedar Lake is producing sunfish, as is the shallow water on Sugar Lake. Look for sunfish on Granite Lake in less than 10 feet of water.
BATTLE LAKE
Waxworms have been most productive for crappies on West Battle Lake between 18 and 20 feet of water. South Turtle Lake is producing sunfish throughout the day in 14 feet of water. Tullibees have been hitting waxworms and small jigs over 70 feet of water on Pickerel Lake. Mollie Stark Lake and Clitherall Lake also have been kicking out tullibees this week in 40 to 50 feet of water.
BRAINERD/NISSWA AREA
Lakes such as Round, Hubert, Nisswa, North Long and Margaret are producing sunfish and crappies. The majority of crappies remain deep and active during lowlight periods in 20 to 30 feet of water. Look for the bigger sunfish to be weed-related in eight to 14 feet of water.
CASS LAKE AREA
Both Cass Lake and Pike Bay Lake continue to produce perch. Some fish are being found on the eight- to 10-foot sand and weed flats, while other schools remain scattered throughout 20 to 25 feet of water. Look to LeRoy's Bar or the east and west shorelines of Pike Bay or the north side of Star Island or Stoney Point on Cass. Crappie and bluegill action has improved on all area lakes.
CHISAGO AREA
Look for sunfish in six to eight feet of water from Pancake Island to Whispering Bay on South Center Lake. North Center Lake also is producing numbers of sunfish in six to eight feet of water. The deep hole in the center of Chisago Lake is kicking out crappies during the evening hours in 26 to 28 feet of water.
DULUTH AREA
Small minnows have been the ticket for keeping-sized perch on Fish Lake in 12 feet of water. There's some evening crappie action in 15 feet of water on Comstock Lake and Caribou Lake. Look to Fish Lake for bluegills in 10 feet of water. The French River area of Lake Superior has been the best bet for cohos and a few Kamloops. Waxworms and Looper Bugs and crawlers or spawn sacs floated off bottom have worked best.
GRAND RAPIDS AREA
Tioga Bay on Lake Pokegama has been producing crappies in 20 feet of water. Small minnows also have turned crappies on Rice Lake and Sugar Lake in 18 to 22 feet of water. Bowstring Lake remains a safe bet for perch and crappies in 15 to 22 feet of water, while Swan Lake remains the best option for bluegills.
LAKE KABETOGAMA
A plain hook and sucker minnow continues to produce numbers of northern pike on Namakan Lake. More silver crappies than black have been caught throughout the Chain. The best action is taking place in 24 to 28 feet of water on tubes or small feather jigs tipped with crappie minnows. The small lakes between Kabetogama and Orr are producing good-sized sunfish.
LAKE MILLE LACS
EAST - Bigger perch are most active during the early morning. Work the edges of the mud flats in 32 to 34 feet of water or the deep rocks. A few perch have been taken on shallow reefs as well. Crappie action has improved in Isle Bay. There's a good bite at sunset in less than eight feet of water.
WEST - Perch continue to be found scattered near the mud flats in 28 to 34 feet of water. The deep rocks off Brown's Point and Seguchie Point also are holding fish. Indian Point started giving up jumbos in 22 to 30 feet of water. A jigging spoon and minnow head is working best for the bigger fish early and late in the day.
LAKE MINNETONKA AREA
Crystal Bay and Black Lake on Lake Minnetonka are producing sunfish in 14 to 16 feet of water. Crappies are suspended over 30 to 32 feet of water on Lake Independence during the evening hours.
LAKE OF THE WOODS
Walleyes and a few limits of jumbo perch can be had at the Northwest Angle in 16 to 20 feet of water. The north side of the island has been best with gold or glow jigs and fathead minnows. The best walleye reports along the south shore are from 15 to 17 feet of water, while saugers are most active in 28 feet of water. The Rainy River is open shore-to-shore past Birchdale and open water is moving toward Frontier Landing. The anglers who have been in boats are reporting moderate success. Look for access ramps to be plowed very soon.
LAKE OSAKIS
The north end of the lake has been producing sunfish between 18 and 22 feet of water. There's a short window of activity each day at sunrise and sunset. The midday bite has been extremely slow. Crappies also have been tough to find. A few are mixed in with the sunfish, but look to Battle Point to be holding some fish in 40 feet of water.
LAKE WINNIBIGOSHISH
Perch continue to be scattered between 20 and 30 feet of water. A jigging spoon and minnow head or plain hook and fathead minnow is working best on Center Bar, Moses Bar and Bena Bar. The north end humps also are worth noting for perch in 25 to 30 feet of water, but stay on the move until you find a hump holding bigger fish.
LEECH LAKE AREA
Shingobee Bay on Leech Lake started giving up crappies and bluegills in 12 to 14 feet of water. Perch anglers report some success in 10 feet of water near Stoney Point and Goose Island with jigging spoons and minnow heads. Look to Garfield Lake for a few bluegills in 10 to 12 feet of water.
PARK RAPIDS AREA
Bluegills continue to be caught with waxworms on Straight Lake and Fish Hook Lake in 14 feet of water. Crappies are being found suspended on Big Mantrap Lake and Island Lake over 30 feet of water. Minnows are working best during lowlight periods of the day.
RAINY LAKE
The reefs in Sand Bay are holding walleyes in 26 to 32 feet of water. These fish are hitting best during lowlight periods of the day on jigging Rapalas. A few boats are being put in at the Manitou Rapids area of the Rainy River. A jig and minnow has worked best for walleyes here. Northern pike and crappie action has been slow.
ST. CLOUD AREA
Look to Grand Lake for sunfish in eight to 10 feet of water and some crappies between 15 and 17 feet of water. Crappies have been most active after dark. Goodner Lake and Pearl Lake are producing smaller crappies in 15 feet of water. A few crappies started biting on Rice Lake in 22 feet of water. Crawlers or fathead minnows are turning channel catfish in the deep holes of Horseshoe Lake.
SAUK CENTRE AREA
Lilly Lake is kicking out sunfish in 18 feet of water. The Dutchmen's Creek area of Sauk Lake is providing steady crappie action over 40 feet of water. Look to Fairy Lake for sunfish and crappies in eight feet of water. The north end of Big Swan Lake and Long Lake are safe bets for sunfish as well.
TWIN CITIES METRO
NORTHEAST METRO - Rush Lake is producing sunfish in six to eight feet of water and crappies in 15 feet of water. Lake Peltier continues to kick out sunfish during the morning and evening hours in 10 feet of water. A few crappies are being found suspended over 25 to 30 feet of water on Big Carnelian Lake and Big Marine Lake.
WEST METRO - There hasn't been many people ice fishing. A few anglers are catching sunfish on Duck Lake and Eagle Lake in eight to 10 feet of water. Lake Minnewashta is giving up a few sunfish in 10 to 12 feet of water during the morning hours. Lake Waconia remains the best option for crappies during the evening hours.









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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 10:51 PM 03/23/06 (CST)
Wow Bigbite - That is a Plethora of good information! Good Work!

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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 05:44 AM 03/24/06 (CST)
and i'v been bet agian haha oh well better luck next time i guess..


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 08:35 AM 03/24/06 (CST)
Yeah, ya gotta be quick to get one up on BigBite!



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 04:14 PM 03/24/06 (CST)
Owell better luck next time..


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