Alexandria area: Walleyes are taking leeches with Lindy Rigs or night crawlers on a harness at 18-25 feet on Miltona or Lake Ida. Lake Le Homme Dieu has been good to catch bass at 10-15 feet using jigs with night crawlers or plastic baits. Northerns are hitting on area lakes along weed lines using sucker minnows.
Annandale area: Anglers are catching a few walleyes on Clearwater, Cedar and Granite at 15-22 feet near weed lines using leeches or night crawlers. Good bass and northern action can be found on Lake Sylvia, Clearwater and Lake John along weed lines using spinner baits and sucker minnows. There’s been a few muskies caught on Sugar Lake using bucktails.
Brainerd area: Walleye action has been strong on Gull, Whitefish and North Long outside the weed lines or mid-lake structures using Lindy Rigs with minnows or leeches or jigs and minnows. Nice-sized sunfish are at 12-16 feet around weed edges. Good northern, bass and panfish can be found on Round and Edwards lakes.
Lake Winnibigoshish: The best part of the lake to catch walleyes is on the main lake humps at 15-24 feet or main lake bar drops at 20-40 feet using spinners and crawlers or leeches. Northern action is picking up trolling with spoons or larger crank baits at deeper weed edges at about 10-14 feet. Sunfish and crappie action is solid earlier in the morning or later in the evenings.
Lake Mille Lacs: The best walleye action has been early in the mornings mostly on mud flats, using leeches, crawlers or fatheads. Smallmouth bass are being caught at about 25 feet. Northerns are hitting on sucker minnows near weed lines at 9-12 feet.
Leech Lake: Anglers are using leeches to catch walleyes west of Goose Island and in Sucker Bay at about 9-12 feet. Walleyes are being caught on Sand Point at 10-14 feet using crankbaits. Good bass action is along reed or cabbage edges. Muskies action is picking up using bucktails or topwater baits on the rocks.