Msg 1 Posted: 06:00 PM 03/21/07 (CST)
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Sunfish action has picked up on most lakes in eight to 12 feet of water. Lakes such as Brophy, Geneva, Smith, Mary, and Le Homme Dieu are all producing fish. Crappie action is a bit slower, although the evening hours have provided steady action throughout the Le Homme Dieu Chain, over 20 to 24 feet.
The 30- to 40-foot hole of Clearwater Lake continues to produce crappies during the evening hours. The deep holes of Pleasant Lake are safe bets for crappies, as well. Sunfish have become active in eight to 12 feet on lakes such as Clearwater, Cedar, Sugar and Sylvia.
Look to Battle Lake and South Turtle Lake for sunfish and crappies in 15 to 17 feet. Star Lake started giving up sunfish early and late in the day in seven feet of water. On Rush Lake, you'll find numbers of panfish in 10 feet throughout the day. Tullibee reports are starting to come in from the deep water of Pickeral Lake, Mollie Stark Lake, and Otter Tail Lake.
Glow jigs tipped with Eurolarvae are producing sunfish in six to 16 feet on lakes such as Nisswa, Round, and Hubert. Crappie action has picked up in nine to 24 feet during low-light periods on Lake Margaret, Round, and Nisswa. A few good-sized perch are coming off Gull Lake in 20 to 24 feet.
Sunfish action remains strong in eight to 10 feet at South Center and North Center Lake. The 30-foot hole on Chisago Lake continues to produce crappies during low-light periods. Crappies also can be had on Kroon Lake in 23 to 26 feet and off Sunset Point on South Center in 12 feet of water. Look to the Eagle's Nest area of Chisago Lake for numbers of sunfish in eight to 12 feet.
With some "hole hopping" you'll put together a nice bunch of sunfish and crappies on East Rabbit Lake. Black Hoof Lake is worth noting for panfish in eight to 12 feet as well. Cedar Lake has a strong bite during the day for crappies, while Bay Lake and Serpent Lake are better during low-light periods for crappies. Mary Lake, Little Black Hoof Lake, and Mahnomen Lake also are worth checking for panfish.
GRAND RAPIDS AREA
Big and Little Splithand lakes are producing bluegills and crappies in 19 to 24 feet. You'll also find a mixed bag of panfish on Hill Lake in 35 to 40 feet. Tioga Bay and Poole's Bay on Lake Pokegama are kicking out sunfish in 12 to 14 feet. Rice Lake and Spider Lake are giving up crappies during low-light periods in 26 feet of water, as is Bowstring Lake in 22 to 29 feet. Bass Lake is a safe bet for bluegills in four to 16 feet.
LAKE MILLE LACS
The 28-foot rock areas and mud flat edges are producing a few perch on the west side of the lake. The north end sand breaks and mid-depth rock piles on the south end also have produced some good-sized perch. The bite has been somewhat inconsistent with the key being to stay on the move and pick off fish here and there.
Crappie action is improving in Shingobee Bay in 25 to 30 feet. Look for sunfish in Shingobee and Millers Bay over 10 to 15 feet of water. Sand Point is giving up a few good-sized perch in nine to 12 feet, and tullibee action remains slow. Look to the deep water off Stoney Point to produce a fish.
LAKE MINNETONKA AREA
The south side of Medicine Lake is worth noting for sunfish in eight to 10 feet. Look for suspended crappies over 40 feet of water on Lake Sarah. The Black Lake area of Lake Minnetonka is giving up sunfish and crappies in eight to 10 feet of water.
The bars continue to produce perch in 20 to 30 feet of water. Moses Bar, Sugar Bar, and Moxes Hole are worth checking. The north end humps have kicked out fish in 20 to 26 feet, as well. Jigging spoons and minnow heads are triggering bigger perch.
There's some evening crappie action on Duck Lake in six feet of water. Baker's Bay on Lake Washington continues to produce crappies in 16 to 20 feet, and some sunfish in eight feet, throughout the day. On German Lake, small jigging Rapalas remain the best bet for crappies in 18 to 22 feet during low-light periods.
PARK RAPIDS AREA
Fish Hook Lake is kicking out sunfish in 18 to 25 feet. The Crow Wing Chain is a safe bet for sunfish in 12 to 16 feet and some crappies in deeper water. Crappies also are being found suspended over 30 feet of water on Big Mantrap Lake during the evening hours. Minnows are producing bigger crappies.
Look for walleyes off Birch Point in 30 to 32 feet and over 20 to 24 feet in the Rainy Lake City area. The morning and evening hours have been best; use jigging Rapalas. The bigger northern pike are hitting off Cranberry Island and Rainy Lake City in 18 to 20 feet. The best crappie action is taking place on the Canadian side of the lake.
Crappie action has improved in 10 to 13 feet, with pink and glow Power Bait or minnows producing best. Limits have been taken off the rocks and humps west of Mort's Landing and on the rock piles south of West Wind. If you find them, these fish will bite throughout the day.
ST. CLOUD/EDEN VALLEY AREA
Look for sunfish in eight to 12 feet on Becker Lake, Cedar Island Lake, and Pearl Lake. Look to Long Lake and Browns Lake for sunfish as well. Horseshoe Lake is producing crappies in 16 to 19 feet. Rice Lake might be worth checking for crappies in 20 to 22 feet during low-light periods of the day.
TWIN CITIES AREA
NORTHEAST - Crappie action remains strong on Big Marine Lake in 20 to 25 feet. The Bayport area of the St. Croix River continues to produce crappies, as well. Lake Peltier and Linwood Lake are safe bets for sunfish in eight to 10 feet. Look to Rush Lake for a mixed bag of panfish during the morning and evening hours.
WEST - Pierson Lake is giving up sunfish in eight to 12 feet of water. Look to the north side of Lake Waconia for sunfish and crappies in 12 to 20 feet during low-light periods of the day. Lake Parley is a safe bet for sunfish in 14 feet and a few crappies have been pulled off the points of Lake Riley during the evening hours.