Duluth area: Anglers downrigging along the north shore of Lake Superior for lake trout have reported consistent action. Fishing in waters more than 100 feet deep has been the most productive. A consistent walleye bite and a muskie bite that is picking up is being reported by anglers on the St. Louis River.
Lake Kabetogama: The fairly consistent weather of late has kept the bite strong. Anglers are regularly catching walleye in depths of 18-24 feet along the weed lines off the shoreline and rocky island points. Smallmouth bass have become active along most shorelines and larger northern pike have become aggressive.
Leech Lake: An inconsistent walleye bite has improved in the last week. The bite has been strong on cloudy days with little wind. The month of August is the best month to catch largemouth bass on the lake. Boy, Steamboat and Sucker bays are producing a good bass bite. Smallmouth bass are drifting out a bit deeper as more anglers are targeting them.
Little Falls area: As water levels rose a bit on the Mississippi River, anglers were finding catfish, smallmouth bass, walleyes and rough fish in the deeper holes and current break areas. Sunfish are being caught in less than 10 feet on Beauty Lake (west of Little Falls) and Green Prairie Lake and Sebie Lake (north of Little Falls).
Mankato area: Anglers are finding walleyes (triggered by night crawlers) in 20 to 25 feet depths on Madison Lake and in 18 to 22 feet off Third Point on Lake Washington. Northern pike action has been good along the weed lines on most area lakes. Duck Lake, German Lake and Madison Lake are producing crappies.
West metro area: Lake Minnetonka is yielding largemouth bass and sunfish from the deep weed edges, pike on top of the weeds and muskies in 10 to 14 feet. Lake Sarah and Medicine Lake are also seeing good largemouth bass and sunfish bites. Northern pike are biting on the 8- to 14-foot weed lines of Lake Zumbra and Lake Minnewashta.