Big Stone Lake: The southern one-third of the lake has been the most productive, especially near the island areas and shorelines. A good number of quality walleyes have been caught and some limits reached. Largemouth bass and white bass are also being caught, and the panfish bite remains very good. Crappie and bluegill limits have been reported.
Detroit Lakes area: Muskie action on Big Detroit and Pelican lakes has been solid. Crappies are being found on the edges of the weeds in 11-13 feet of water while sunfish are in the shallow weed pockets. Walleyes are being found at the cabbage weeds, while some have dropped off the edges and transitioned to deeper waters.
Glenwood area: Anglers are catching bass, sunfish and walleyes (in 22-25 feet) from Lake Minnewaska. Long Lake, in Douglas County northwest of Glenwood, is producing a good walleye bite. The west side of Lake Emily, southwest of Glenwood, has been good for walleye, especially from shore after sunset.
Grand Rapids area: As the water temperatures have increased, so has the walleye bite. Anglers are having success in 16-26 feet of water using live-bait rigs. Crappies and sunfish have also been active. Schools of panfish are being located in the emerging vegetation. Anglers have had success using a simple slip bobber with a minnow or night crawler.
Lower St. Croix River: Walleyes are hitting night crawlers on live-bait rigs or pulled behind spinners in 18-28 feet of water in the Hastings area. The fish are moving out deeper as the sun rises. The points, sand flats and rocky shorelines are producing a variety of fish. As of late last week, the surface water temperature on the river was about 75.
Willmar area: Anglers are catching large bass, walleye and northern pike on Long Lake, which is about 7 miles north of Willmar. Big Kandiyohi has also seen a good walleye bite. Florida, Andrew, Eagle and Diamond lakes are producing good numbers of panfish. The early-morning and evening hours have seen the best fishing.