Big Stone lake: The lake has turned weedy, so anglers are fishing the middle of the lake to avoid the issue. Good numbers of walleye, bluegills, perch and bass are being caught. Dock anglers are having success catching bluegills, silver and largemouth bass and perch have started biting.
Detroit Lakes area: Anglers are having walleye success on Bemidji, Plantagenet, Andrusia and Wolf lakes using live bait rigs and spinners with leeches or crawlers. The warm water has brought on good bass action, with an excellent early-morning bite. Crappies and bluegills are being found in and around the cabbage weeds in 8 to 12 feet.
Duluth area: On the inland lakes, the sunfish have moved to deeper areas with vegetation. Northern pike and bass are coming off the shorelines with cover. Walleye have moved toward deeper water and are getting a bit pickier. Daytime fishing success has been spotty as fish have transitioned to feeding windows of morning, night and overnight.
Glenwood area: Fishing has been good on Lake Minnewaska with anglers finding walleyes in 18 feet and deeper and enjoying good bass and sunfish action. Lake Miltona is also producing a good number of walleyes. The west side of Lake Reno is producing sunfish and crappies, while the west side of Lake Emily has seen a good catfish bite.
Lake Winnibigoshish: Anglers have been finding many walleye on the bars and humps in 20 to 30 feet during the day, in 15 to 20 feet during low light periods and at the weed edges off Stoney Point and Duck Pass. Northern pike have been active, and perch are being caught with jigs and minnows in 12 to 20 feet.
Southeast bluff country: Monday’s weekly stream flow report by the Minnesota DNR said the streams in the region had high flows. Late last week, the tributaries were clearing and fishing on the South Branch was improving. Trout are being caught, and anglers are having the most success early and late in the day — especially in the shady sides of the bluffs.