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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 12:53 PM 03/19/07 (CST)
BIG SIX

LAKE MILLE LACS

East - The best perch reports are coming from 25 feet of water in the Agate Bay and Appeldoorn's Resort areas. Jigging spoons tipped with minnow heads or waxworms are working best. The bigger fish have been most active during the morning hours. The shallow bite has been slow in all bays and the crappies have yet to be found.

Johnson's Portside (320) 676-3811

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West - The perch bite has been 'up and down' with short windows of consistent activity each day. The Seven Mile Flat gives up the most fish over 30 to 34 feet during the morning and afternoon. Sherman's Point, Seguchie Point, and Brown's Point also have their moments in 24 to 28 feet.

Terry's Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430

Tutt's Bait & Tackle (320) 692-4341

LAKE OF THE WOODS

Anglers are finding a mixed bag of walleyes, sauger, pike, and perch near Knight and Garden islands. The most consistent activity is taking place near the reefs and mud flats in 22 to 30 feet. Ice conditions on the Rainy River remain good, although open water and weak spots are reported at the Indus area and around Franz Jevne. However, limits of walleyes and pike are being caught, through the ice, at the Clementson Rapids area. Action at the Northwest Angle remains very good around Little Oak and Crow Duck islands.

Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

(800) 382-FISH

LEECH LAKE AREA

The best perch reports are coming off Pine Point in 12 feet or Templar Point in eight to 15 feet. Shingobee Bay is kicking out crappies during the afternoon and evening hours over 25 to 30 feet. Tullibee action is slow, but start looking for suspended fish in the deep water off Stoney Point soon.

Reed's Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505

LAKE MINNETONKA AREA

Sunfish are hitting at a good pace in eight to 12 feet on Lake Minnetonka. Seton Lake and Black Lake have been best. Look to the 10- to 12-foot weedlines on Lake Sarah and Medicine Lake for sunfish as well. Crappie action has been slow on most lakes. A few fish are being found suspended over 30 to 40 feet on area lakes.

Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227

RAINY LAKE

Walleyes have been most active early and late in the day at the American Narrows in 36 to 49 feet and in Sand Bay over 30 to 32 feet. Ciscoes and large sucker minnows are producing some big pike at the Rainy Lake City area in 22 to 24 feet. Sand Bay is the best option for crappies over 26 to 30 feet of water.

Loon's Nest (218) 286-5850

LAKE WINNIBIGOSHISH

The north end is producing the most perch in 20 to 24 feet. Look to Perch Bar and the humps off Mallard Point for bigger fish. Moses Bar and Sugar Bar are kicking out fish on the south half of the lake in 20 to 26 feet. Look for these fish to start moving shallower very soon.

Pines Resort and Campground (218) 246-8546

Nodak Lodge (218) 665-2226

TWIN CITIES METRO

NORTHEAST METRO

Crappies have started hitting on Bone Lake and Little Lake in 12 to 14 feet of water. Look for suspended crappies over 20 to 25 feet on Big Marine Lake. The Bayport area of the St. Croix River continues to give up crappies during lowlight periods. Lake Peltier and White Bear Lake are producing numbers of sunfish in 12 feet throughout the day.

Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421

WEST METRO

The north side of Lake Waconia is producing sunfish in eight to 12 feet and crappies in 18 to 22 feet. Small sunfish continue to be pulled from 14 feet of water on the east side of Lake Parley. Look to the points of Lake Riley to start producing crappies very soon.

Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022

STATEWIDE

ALEXANDRIA AREA

Look for suspended crappies and sunfish over 20 feet of water on the Le Homme Dieu Chain. Lake Ida is kicking out crappies and sunfish during the evening hours in 12 to 14 feet. Brophy Lake, Lake Geneva, Smith Lake, and Mary Lake are worth noting for panfish as well.

Christopherson's Bait and Tackle (320) 763-3255

ANNANDALE AREA

Look for suspended crappies over 30 to 40 feet on Clearwater Lake. The south end of Clearwater has produced sunfish in 12 feet as well. Lake John is giving up sunfish in eight to 14 feet, as is Sugar Lake in 10 to 15 feet of water. The north bay on Lake Sylvia is worth noting for sunfish and crappies, while the 30-foot hole on Cedar Lake and the 50-foot hole on Pleasant Lake are providing steady crappie action during the evening hours.

Little Jim's Bait (320) 274-5297

BATTLE LAKE

Crappies continue to be caught on West Battle Lake during the evening hours in 20 feet of water. Otter Tail Lake is producing perch in two areas: 18 to 20 feet of water or the 30-foot humps. Look for sunfish on Blanche Lake, Stewart Lake, Rush Lake, and Deer Lake in 15 to 20 feet of water. Look to the deep holes of Lake Lida, Mollie Stark Lake, Star Lake, and Pickeral Lake for tullibees.

Ben's Bait Shop (218) 864-5596

BEMIDJI AREA

Grace Lake started producing good-sized bluegills in eight to 15 feet of water. On Moose Lake, crappies and bluegills are being found suspended over 25 to 30 feet of water. Look to Moose Lake in seven feet for bluegills as well. There's some evening crappie action with minnows on Portage Lake over 20 to 25 feet of water. The deep holes of Lake Bemidji and Lake Plantagenet should start giving up tullibees very soon.

Bluewater Bait and Sports

(218) 444-BAIT (2248)

Kobilka's Sporting Goods (218) 751-6000

BLACKDUCK AREA

Perch activity remains strong on Blackduck Lake at a variety of depths, but the bigger fish are coming from less than 10 feet near the reed edges. Lake Rabideau is providing steady sunfish and crappie action in 12 to 20 feet, while lakes such as Gilstead and Sandy are kicking out sunfish and crappies in 30 feet of water.

Timberline Sports and Tackle

(218) 835-4636

BRAINERD/NISSWA AREA

Glow jigs tipped with minnows, waxworms, or Eurolarvae are triggering crappies in 15 to 22 feet of water. Lakes such as Round, Hubert, Nisswa, Gull, Roy, and North Long are all worth noting. Sunfish action is improving in six to 12 feet of water on lakes such as Nisswa, Hubert, and Round.

S & W Bait & Tackle (218) 829-7010

CASS LAKE AREA

Perch have moved to the eight- to 12-foot weed and sand flats of Cass Lake and Pike Bay Lake. Better areas on Cass have been the north and south sides of Star Island, the north end flats, and southwest corner. The east and west sides of Pike Bay have been best. Big Lake started giving up perch as well. Crappies are being located in 30 to 40 feet on area lakes and the best bluegill action is coming off Big Lake.

Sunset Cove Resort (800) 279-4831

CHISAGO AREA

Sunfish action has been good from the A-Frame to the Eagle's Nest on Chisago Lake in eight to 11 feet of water. You'll also find active sunfish on South Center Lake and North Center Lake in eight feet. There's an evening crappie bite on Chisago in 30 feet, at Kroon Lake in 23 to 26 feet, and off Sunset Point on South Center in 10 to 12 feet of water.

Frankie's Bait (651) 257-6334

CROSBY AREA

The deep holes of Bay Lake are producing crappies during the evening hours. Blue glow jigs and minnows are working best. There's an excellent bluegill bite during the morning and evening hours on Little Black Hoof Lake. Cedar Lake is producing ‘gills during the day, while the deep hole on Perry Lake is worth noting for crappies and a few sunfish.

Oars ‘n Mine Bait and Tackle (218) 546-6912

DETROIT LAKES

Panfish activity is starting to improve as the bluegills and crappies move shallower. Lakes such as Prairie, Lizzie, Crystal, Melissa, Cotton, and Big Floyd are worth noting this time of year in eight to 15 feet of water. Some tullibees are being caught over the deep water of Long Lake during the early morning hours.

Dick Beardsley's Guide Service www.fishingscene.com

DULUTH AREA

Look to the 15-foot hole of Fish Lake for crappies and there are bluegills hitting in eight to 10 feet here. Boulder Lake is giving up a few nice crappies in 12 feet and look to Island Lake to start giving up crappies soon. There was some ice fishing taking place in front of the Lester River on Lake Superior, but the ice is always a concern here. Lake trout, cohos, and herring have been caught most consistently.

Chalstrom's Bait (218) 726-0094

EAST-CENTRAL MINN

Blue Lake and Elk Lake are kicking out sunfish and crappies. Look for the crappies in 21 to 27 feet on Blue and in 11 feet on Elk. The sunfish are being found in shallower water on both lakes. A few crappies are coming off Green Lake during the evening hours in 21 to 23 feet. Small jigs have worked best.

Tales and Trails Sport Shop (763) 856-3985

FAIRMONT AREA

Sunfish activity remains limited, but the crappie bite continues to provide plenty of action. Look to Amber Lake and Budd Lake in 12 to 15 feet of water during the evening hours. On Hall Lake, crappies also can be had at sunset each day in 18 to 20 feet of water.

Master Sport and Bait (507) 235-5225

GRAND RAPIDS AREA

Tioga Bay on Lake Pokegama is producing bluegills in 10 to 14 feet. Bluegill action also picked up on Big Splithand Lake in 14 to 20 feet of water, Bass Lake in 10 to 16 feet, and on Graves Lake in 16 to 20 feet. The Troop Town area of Pokegama is a safe bet for crappies in 20 to 30 feet. Crappies also remain active in 20 to 30 feet of water during the evening hours on lakes such as Bowstring, Little Splithand, and Big Cutfoot.

Ben's Bait and Tackle (218) 326-8281

HACKENSACK AREA

Crappie action has picked up on Little Webb Lake in six to eight feet during the evening hours. Look to Five Point Lake, Birch Lake, and Ten Mile Lake for crappies and sunfish throughout the day in less than 10 feet of water. Woman Lake and Pleasant Lake also might be worth checking for panfish in shallower depths.

Swanson's Bait and Tackle (218) 675-6176

LAKE OSAKIS

The north end is kicking out numbers of crappies in 18 feet of water. These fish are suspended and hitting glow jigs tipped with minnows or Eurolarvae. Look for sunfish on the north end in 10 to 12 feet during the morning and evening hours.

Fisherman's Corner (320) 859-2181

MANKATO AREA

Small jigging Rapalas are triggering crappies on German Lake in 18 to 22 feet. Duck Lake is worth noting for crappies in six feet of water. Look to Baker's Bay on Lake Washington for sunfish in eight feet and some steady crappie action during lowlight periods over 16 to 20 feet.

The Bobber Shop (507) 625-8228

MONTICELLO AREA

Rock Lake started producing sunfish and crappies in eight to 12 feet of water. On Sugar Lake, sunfish continue to be caught in eight to 12 feet. A mixed bag of panfish is a safe bet off Pelican Lake, throughout the day, in eight to 12 feet. There's some open water catfish action on the Mississippi River. Large shiner minnows have worked best for shore anglers.

River's Edge Outfitters (763) 295-3222

www.riversedgeoutfitter.com

PARK RAPIDS AREA

Fish Hook Lake is providing the area's biggest bluegills in 14 feet of water. Crappie action remains strong on most lakes, but the Crow Wing Chain and Big Mantrap Lake have provided the best numbers. Look for suspended fish over 30 feet of water. Minnows are triggering the biggest fish.

Delaney's (218) 732-4281

RED LAKE

Crappie reports have varied, but limits have been taken on the north end. Work 13 feet of water about four to eight miles out from Hillman's and West Wind during the day. Some 'keeping-sized' perch are being taken on the small rock reefs along the south shore.

Dr. Tackle Sports (218) 647-8657

RED WING AREA

The Wisconsin Channel access is open for boat launching. Hair jigs tipped with minnows or blade baits are triggering walleyes and sauger near the dam of the Mississippi River in 15 to 18 feet. There is some ice fishing taking place at the Baypoint Docks for panfish, but the bite has been slow.

Ike's Bait and Tackle (651) 388-2111

ST. CLOUD/EDEN VALLEY AREA

Look for sunfish at Becker Lake and Cedar Island Lake in eight to 16 feet of water. A few crappies are coming off Brown's Lake, Horseshoe Lake, and Long Lake during the evening hours in 16 to 24 feet. Look to 16 feet of water on Grand Lake for crappies early and late in the day.

Mike's Bait and Tackle (320) 453-2248

SAUK CENTRE AREA

The best crappie action is west of Diamond Point on Sauk Lake over 40 to 46 feet. Maple Lake started kicking out sunfish and a few crappies in five to eight feet. Look to lakes such as Cedar, Lilly, and Fairy for sunfish as well, but plan on sorting through quite a few small fish at these lakes.

Fletcher's Bait (320) 352-2155

STARBUCK AREA

The evening crappie bite on the Glenwood end of Lake Minnewaska remains strong in 15 feet of water. Minnows and waxworms both work well on glow jigs. This same area of Minnewaska is a safe bet for sunfish in 12 feet throughout the day.

Minnewaska Bait and Tackle (320) 239-2239

WILLMAR AREA

The 40- to 50-foot 'crappie hole' on Eagle Lake is producing fish during the evening hours via minnows. Expect a mixed bag of panfish from eight to 12 feet on lakes such as Florida, Nest, Norway, Games, Andrew, and North Long. Small jigs and waxworms are working better in shallow water.

Brad's 71 Bait and Sports (320) 235-4097



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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 01:00 PM 03/19/07 (CST)
Say CK. Do you happen to know how thick the ice is in the metro area? Minnetonka or Prior Lake.



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 01:28 PM 03/19/07 (CST)
no,but it's got to be aroung 18-24".
There should be someone down there who can say.
Not a lot of ice fisherman on this site .Who knows???



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 01:28 PM 03/19/07 (CST)
no,but it's got to be aroung 18-24".
There should be someone down there who can say.
Not a lot of ice fisherman on this site .Who knows???



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 01:44 PM 03/19/07 (CST)
Thanks, CK!



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 01:51 PM 03/19/07 (CST)
Thank you sir. i will ask around if I find out I will post.

Thanks again,

Josh



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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 03:27 PM 03/19/07 (CST)
I have heard there is about 24" out on Orchard Lake in Lakeville. Thats not far from Prior Lake, I know lakes can vary a little but I would assume Prior has to have 18"-24".

Some smaller lakes looked to be getting pretty bad but I think most of the lakes I saw this weekend that were bad have airators in them. So thats whats causing the bad ice.

Get out there before it rains this week and you should be fine.




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