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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 01:04 PM 03/10/05 (CST)
Reno Lake is producing a few sunfish in eight to 10 feet of water. On Lake Geneva,look for sunfish and crappies in the 10- to 12-foot weedbeds just before dark. The bay on Lake Mary is worth noting for sunfish and crappies throughout the day in eight to 12 feet of water. Vertical jigs tipped with Eurolarvae continue to work best here.


ANNANDALE

The north bay on Sugar Lake is worth noting for sunfish and crappies in 12 to 14 feet of water during the day. Early and late, look shallower with glow jigs. You'll find a few sunfish in the bulrushes of Clearwater Lake in 12 feet of water. Lake John is a safe bet for small sunfish in 10 to 12 feet of water, while Pleasant Lake, Cedar Lake, and Lake Sylvia are providing an occasional flurry of sunfish and crappie activity in 10 to 12 feet of water.


BATTLE LAKE

The perch bite remains strong on Otter Tail Lake in nine to 17 feet of water. Look to Battle Lake for crappies and sunfish in 15 feet of water, straight out from the access. The crappies started hitting on Dead Lake during the evening hours in 15 feet of water. East Lost Lake and South Turtle Lake are producing sunfish and crappies in 12 to 15 feet of water. Tulibee anglers are finding small fish on lakes such as Lida, Clitherall, and Otter Tail in deep water. Jigs tipped with waxworms are working best for these suspended fish.


BLACKDUCK

The bluegills and crappies started biting on Rabideau Lake this week. Look for crappies deep, 20 to 30 feet,and the bigger sunfish in 14 to 20 feet of water. On Pimushe Lake, bluegill action also is picking up in 14 to 18 feet of water. There's a consistent crappie bite during the evening hours on Gilstead Lake in 30 to 40 feet of water. The bigger fish have preferred minnows and glow jigs suspended several feet off bottom.


BRAINERD/NISSWA

Sunfish continue to be caught in six to 12 feet of water on Nisswa Lake, Roy Lake, and Round Lake throughout the day. These same lakes are the area's best bets for crappies as well. The majority of nice crappies are still suspending over deep water and hitting minnows or Eurolarvae on red glow jigs.


CASS LAKE

Pike Bay Lake and Cass Lake are still providing consistent perch action in 25 to 30 feet of water. The main lake points and bars are your best bets throughout the day. Early and late in the day you'll find a fair number of active perch in shallow water as well. Crappies continue to be deep but active on Kitchi Lake and Lower Sucker Lake. Glow jigs tipped with minnows and Eurolarvae have worked best for these suspended fish. The best bet for sunfish continues to be Grace Lake in 20 to 24 feet of water and Big Lake in slightly shallower water.


CHISAGO

The Pancake Island area on South Center Lake is a safe bet for sunfish and crappies in eight to 12 feet of water. The south end of Chisago Lake also is worth noting for panfish in 10 to 12 feet of water, as is the north end of North Center Lake in 12 to 15 feet of water. The main bay on Big Green Lake is kicking out sunfish during the day and crappies after dark.


CROSBY AREA

Mission Lake, Serpent Lake, and Big Mahnomen Lake are the area's best bets for crappies in seven to 20 feet of water. These fish have bit well during lowlight periods of the day on small minnows or waxworms and a glow jig. Look to Serpent, Big Mahnomen and Little Mahnomen Lake for sunfish during the day in 12 to 18 feet of water.


DETROIT LAKES

Bluegills continue to roam tight to the weed edges, while the best crappie reports are still coming from deep water during the late afternoon hours. Lakes such as Ida, Crystal, Little Detroit, Lizzie, Prairie, Round, Floyd, Little Cormorant, and Cotton have all produced fish again this week. Minnows and glow jigs are turning the crappies, while Eurolarvae is producing the bigger bluegills.


DULUTH

Look for a few bigger perch off Fish Lake in eight to 10 feet of water. Minnows worked tight to the bottom are producing better numbers of fish. There's some sporadic crappie action being reported on Caribou Lake late in the day and after dark in 14 feet of water. The ice blew out along the north shore so open water fishing is again an option on Lake Superior. Kamloops action has been very good with Looper bugs, waxworms, crawlers, and spawn bags producing the majority of fish.


EAST-CENTRAL

Green Lake is still producing crappies in 21 to 23 feet of water on minnows and waxworms. This bite has been best during lowlight periods of the day. Limited sunfish action is reported off Blue Lake and Elk Lake in 10 feet of water. There's a decent evening crappie bite taking place on Ann Lake in 17 feet of water. The bigger fish seem to prefer minnows and glow jigs.


FARIBAULT

There's a good crappie and sunfish bite taking place on Shields Lake in 10 to 12 feet of water. On Lake Mazaska, you'll find sunfish and crappies as deep as 22 feet, but as shallow as six to nine feet in the bays on the west side of the lake. Anglers on Hunt Lake are experiencing a consistent evening crappie bite in 20 feet of water with minnows and glow jigs.


GRAND RAPIDS

The north end of Bowstring Lake is producing crappies in 25 feet of water during the evening hours. There's also some limited crappie action taking place after dark on Big Splithand Lake in 25 to 30 feet of water. These fish have been suspended and hitting glow jigs and minnows. Pooles Bay on Lake Pokegema is still producing a few big bluegills in 10 feet of water, but don't expect much for numbers here. Look to Big Jay Gould Lake for perch and an occasional bluegill in seven to 12 feet of water.


HACKENSACK

There's an afternoon and evening crappie bite taking place on Birch Lake in less than 20 feet of water. Woman Lake is kicking out some nice perch at a variety of depths on a jig and minnow combination. Lizzie Lake started giving up sunfish, as is Lindsey Lake in eight to 12 feet of water. Chartreuse jigs tipped with waxworms or Eurolarvae is the ticket on these lakes.


LAKE MILLE LACS

East - Perch action has been slow over the past week, although there hasn't been as many people fishing. The best bet is still the Blue Jug Flat in 32 to 36 feet of water with small jigging spoons. Crappie anglers are seeing fish on their electronics suspended in Isle Bay. Most of them are in nine feet of water, but the bite has yet to turn on.

West - Jigging spoons are still the best option for jumbo perch. Drill a lot of holes and move around the Seven Mile Flat, Sherman's Flat, and Seguchie's Flat in at least 32 feet of water. While limits are the exception, there are days that do provide enough big perch to keep anglers interested.


LAKE MINNETONKA

Lake Independence is kicking out crappies in 45 feet of water. The bigger fish are suspended and hitting a glow jig and minnow combination. On Lake Sarah, you'll find active crappies suspended in 35 to 40 feet of water, with the prime bite taking place just after sunset. Work the tops of the weeds on Mitchell Lake and Lake Minnetonka in 10 to 12 feet of water for sunfish.


LAKE OF THE WOODS

The majority of walleyes seem to be moving back toward shore and their numbers are increasing. Near Pine Island, there's plenty of eating-sized fish to be had in 23 to 32 feet of water. Small, light tackle presentations are turning the majority of bigger fish just before dark. Northern pike action also has improved along the south shore in 16 to 18 feet of water. At the Northwest Angle/Islands area, walleye action remains strong in 24 to 26 feet of water. Snowmobilers with portables are catching nice perch on the reefs and breaks near Garden Island and Little Oak Island. Rattle spoons tipped with a minnow head have produced bigger fish. The Rainy River is open near Loman and working its way toward Franz Jevne.


LAKE OSAKIS

The crappie and sunfish bite has yet to take off on the north end of the lake. There's an occasional flurry of activity just before dark each day, but the bite remains limited. The fish being caught have been nice, just don't expect numbers of them. Your best bet is to work 12 to 18 feet of water with chartreuse jigs tipped with grass shrimp or Eurolarvae.


LAKE WACONIA

The 10- to 12-foot weedbeds in Waconia Bay are still holding numbers of sunfish. Work off the edge of the weeds just before dark and you will find a few active crappies as well. The best crappie reports are still coming off the main lake reefs in 25 to 35 feet of water. Glow jigs and minnows are working best, with the bigger fish being found suspended and most active after dark.


LAKE WINNIBIGOSHISH

Before the recent cold front, perch anglers were doing well. The key to catching fish on a jig and minnow combination is to work hard and move from hole to hole. Better areas have been South Center Bar, the humps off Raven's Point, Mallard Point, and the east humps off Highbanks in 25 to 30 feet of water. Look for the fish to start making a push closer to shore as the ice fishing season winds down.


LEECH LAKE

Small jigging spoons are turning jumbo perch early and late in the day in two distinct depths and locations. The best reports are coming off the north end of Sucker Bay in 12 to 14 feet of water. A good secondary option has been the east side of Hardwood Point in 14 to 18 feet of water.


MANKATO AREA

Baker's Bay on Lake Washington is producing crappies during lowlight periods of the day in 17 feet of water. Look for a few perch in 10 feet of water here as well, with minnows working best for both species. Duck Lake started providing more crappies this week in 11 to 17 feet of water as the sun goes down. You have to sort through some small fish, but there are enough good-sized bluegills being caught on St. James Lake in six feet of water as well. Expect to hook a few crappies with minnows and glow jigs in the narrows of Madison Lake in 15 to 25 feet at night.


McGREGOR AREA

You can expect steady crappie and sunfish action on Lake Minnewawa in 12 to 14 feet of water. Crappies also are being caught on Big Sandy Lake in 15 feet of water during the evening hours. Waxworms and jigs are turning numbers of tulibee in 30 to 40 feet of water on Big Sandy Lake as well. On Aitkin Lake, look for sunfish in 12 to 14 feet of water early and late in the day.


MONTICELLO

Last weekend's warm weather opened the Mississippi River quite a bit. The few anglers who have begun fishing it are catching numbers of channel catfish in the deep holes. Look to Twin Lake and Little Eagle Lake for sunfish and crappies in 10 feet of water. The shallow water on Buffalo Lake is worth checking out for panfish in the next couple of weeks. Lake Constance is worth noting for eating-sized sunfish and crappies in less than 10 feet of water.


PARK RAPIDS

Scattered crappie reports are coming in from throughout the area. It seems as though most lakes will produce crappies, just not many of them. Portage Lake, Fish Hook Lake, Eagle Lake, and Big Mantrap Lake are all kicking out a few fish during the evening hours in 20 to 30 feet of water. Minnows and red glow jigs have produced the fish being caught. Straight Lake continues to provide the best sunfish action. Waxworms have been the preferred bait in 12 to 14 feet of water.


RAINY LAKE

The evening bite continues to provide the most consistent walleye activity. The Sand Bay area is producing limits of walleyes in32 to 38 feet of water. The area west of the Brule River also has provided steady walleye action in 40 to 44 feet of water. The Manitou Rapids area of the Rainy River is another walleye spot worth noting in 10 to 12 feet of water. Numbers of big northern pike are being caught in the Rainy Lake City area. Ciscoes have been the hot bait in 18 to 20 feet of water. Look for suspended crappies over the deep holes of Sand Bay.


RED LAKE

The crappie bite was a bit more consistent over the weekend. Not everyone caught limits, but most took fish home. Red glow jigs and small shiner minnows are working best in 14 feet of water. The best bite is taking place as the sun goes down and continues well after dark. It seems as though the later you stay the better the bite gets.


RED WING

The Mississippi River has kicked out quite a few walleyes and an occasional sauger this week. Several presentations and locations have produced fish. Slowly dragging a jig and minnow combination has worked well in the back channel in 10 to 12 feet of water. There's also been some fish caught on three-way rigs and crankbaits in 18 to 20 feet of water. Vertical jigging and casting plastics has been the best bet below the dam in recent days.


ST. CLOUD

Cedar Island Lake, Pearl Lake, Grand Lake, and Kron's Bay on Horseshoe Lake are all providing steady sunfish action in eight to 14 feet of water. Look for crappies in the deep holes of Horseshoe Lake with minnows. After dark, Goodner Lake has provided a decent crappie bite in 14 to 16 feet of water. Glow jigs and minnows are working best for the bigger fish.


SAUK CENTRE

The sunfish bite is showing signs of improvement with lakes such as Guerney, Villard, and Lilly all giving up a few more fish this week. Most are coming from 10 to 14 feet of water on waxworms or Eurolarvae. Look for crappies on Long Bridge Lake during the evening hours and on Sauk Lake in 38 to 40 feet of water after dark. Minnows and glow jigs seem to be producing bigger fish.


STARBUCK

The sunfish action has been slow and the fish being caught have been small. Look for a few fish worth keeping on Little Mary Lake, Pocket Lake, and Rachel Lake in 10 to 14 feet of water. On Lake Minnewaska, the sunfish and crappie action remains slow. Lake Charlotte is kicking out some good-sized perch in 16 feet of water with minnows producing bigger fish during the morning hours.


STILLWATER

The Bayport area of the St. Croix River is kicking out crappies throughout the day. Most of the bigger fish are suspended over 35 to 40 feet of water and hitting minnows and plain hooks. The panfish bite on area lakes has been slow, although the number of anglers has been down over the past week. Look to lakes such as Big Carnelian and Big Marine to start producing panfish in shallow water very soon.


TWIN CITIES

NORTHEAST METRO - Small minnows and glow jigs are turning crappies on North Center Lake and Bald Eagle Lake in 15 to 20 feet of water. Beaver Lake started kicking out sunfish in eight to 10 feet of water. White Bear Lake and Linwood Lake also are safe bets for sunfish in 12 feet of water, with waxworms or Eurolarvae working best.

SOUTHWEST METRO - Red Rock Lake remains the area's best bet for bigger sunfish in 10 to 14 feet of water. Lake Minnewashta and Eagle Lake are producing more numbers, but these fish have been smaller. Green jigs and waxworms have worked best in 12 to 18 feet of water. Crappie reports have been limited to a few fish after dark on Lake Parley in 14 feet of water.


WILLMAR

The sunfish and crappie action has been slow, mainly limited to the early morning and evening hours when they do bite. Lakes such as Norway/Games, Calhoun, Nest, Eagle Lake, and North Long are still the best options in seven to 10 feet of water. Colored-glow jigs tipped with waxworms or Eurolarvae continue to work best.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 01:27 PM 03/10/05 (CST)
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 04:16 PM 03/10/05 (CST)
Now that's a lot of info. Thanks a bunch Scrunch!



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 03:06 PM 03/11/05 (CST)
Wow, have you been busy!
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 03:14 PM 03/11/05 (CST)
Now thats a cool report THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 08:51 AM 05/18/06 (CST)
thanks for the reports on all the lakes but rainy is producing large walleye while trolling of islands such as cormoron 20-30 feet ofshore.
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 09:18 AM 05/18/06 (CST)
You gotta look at the date - this report is a couple of months old.

By the way - welcome to the forum.
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 09:19 AM 05/18/06 (CST)
Hey rainypro,

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