Alexandria area: Large walleyes are being taken outside the weed edges in 15 to 24 feet of water at the points and inside turns. Panfish action has been good, with sunnies pulled from the inside edge of the weeds and crappies taken from the tops of the weeds. The bass bite has remained strong in the area. Anglers are having success in 12 to 16 feet.
Ely area: The fishing has been good after a stretch of cool, rainy weather ended and as the mayfly hatch winds down. Crawlers and leeches have been the best live bait presentations to attract walleye. Smallmouth bass anglers are finding success early and late in the day. Soft baits and swim baits have been productive.
Grand Rapids area: Anglers have enjoyed more success as the water temperatures have risen. Big Splithand, Trout, Pokegama and Jessie lakes have been productive. Anglers fishing for bass have enjoyed success on Pokegama, Big Rice and Trout lakes. Northern pike and panfish action has been good at the weedbeds.
Lake Minnewaska: The Pope County body of water is yielding nice numbers of walleyes. Anglers are having success using live bait with spinners in 22 to 24 feet of water. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are being coaxed from depths of 12 to 14 feet. Sunnies and crappies are responding to live bait worked in 10 to 12 feet of water.
Lake Pepin: Anglers are catching walleyes in 6 to 12 feet of water using leeches or nightcrawlers. Near Head of the Lake (Lake City), walleyes are being caught in 12 to 14 feet by anglers using lead core and crankbaits. Panfish are being caught in the marinas and back channel, and some northern pike are being found at the creekmouths.
Southwest Minnesota: East Twin Lake and West Twin Lake in Lyon County are producing northern pike and smallmouth bass. Lake Shetek and nearby Lake Sarah (north of Slayton in Murray County) are yielding walleyes in 7 to 9 feet. Anglers are catching catfish on the area rivers. Del Clark Lake (near Canby) has started producing walleyes.