State fishing report

  • Updated: June 22, 2011 - 12:49 AM
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Laurel Kiecker of Brooklyn Park caught and released this 26-inch walleye while fishing on Mille Lacs Lake with her family.

Lake Minnetonka: Walleyes can be caught on any part of the lake at about 15-26 feet during the day or at about 10 feet during the evenings using Lindy Rigs with leeches, fatheads or shiners. The best part of the lake to catch northerns has been the east side using medium sucker minnows at 10-14 feet. Crappies and sunnies can be caught at 8-18 feet using wax worms near the weed lines on most parts of the lake. Bass are starting to come off their spawning beds and are at about 4-8 feet of water and should start to pick up this week using worms or plastic worms.

Lake Mille Lacs: With the night restriction lifted, anglers can catch plenty of walleyes on their favorite mud flat, rock pile, gravel or sand bar. The Myr Mar area, Pike's Point, and the Garrison Reef areas have been producing the best bite at about 11 to 16 feet using leeches or a spinner bait with a night crawler. Shallow rock areas, such as Brown's Point and Myr Mar, are producing solid smallmouth bass action using slip bobbers and leeches.

Lake Vermilion: Recent cooler temperatures have made trying to catch walleyes, northerns or bass a little difficult but some anglers are catching walleyes on the east side of the lake at 20-40 feet using a jig and chub minnow. On the west side of the lake, walleyes are at about 10-15 feet using a leech with a 6-foot snell. Bass and bluegill are starting to come onto their beds in shallower depths and should start to improve with warmer temperatures.

Detroit Lakes area: Depending on the water temperatures, shiner minnows, leeches or night crawlers still appear to be the best baits to catch a walleye on most area lakes. Anglers can also try bobber fishing for walleyes along cabbage weeds on most area lakes. Crappies and sunfish are biting on small jigs and minnows along weed lines or the edges of flats.

Rainy Lake: Walleyes are starting to move from the bays and shorelines to the deeper waters and reefs. Black Bay continues to be a popular spot, probably because there is also a pretty good crappie bite. Lost Bay, Cranberry Bay have been the best spots to catch northerns. On the Rainy River, walleye action has been good near the mouth of the Littlefork and Big Fork Rivers, using shiner minnows.

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