Big Stone Lake: Walleye anglers still are working the south end of the lake with a spinner/crawler combination. Some anglers are casting or pulling crankbaits. The Lagoona Beach area has produced good perch action. Panfish can be caught along shorelines using a slip bobber with a leech or night crawler.


Detroit Lakes area: Walleyes are taking leeches, crawlers or jigs and minnows near the cabbage weeds at about 9-13 feet. On clearer lakes, walleyes can be caught at about 16-22 feet. Pelican and Big Detroit Lakes have produced good muskie action. Bass, crappies and sunfish are at shallow depths near weed lines using jigs and plastics.

Ely area: Walleyes are taking jigs with leeches or minnows near shorelines or trolling crank baits over reef edges. Northerns are hitting on spoons or spinner baits along weed edges or rocky points. Lake Trout can be caught at about 15-25 feet trolling crankbaits or using larger spoons.


Grand Marais area: Devils Track Lake, Homer, Cascade, and Crescent Lakes are producing the best walleye action using jigs with minnows or leeches at about 8-18 feet. Anglers are trolling Rapalas or spoons for northern action. For bass action, ­anglers are heading to Hungry Jack or Poplar Lakes.

Lake Mille Lacs: The walleye bite is improving on the mud flats around the northwest part of the lake using primarily leeches or night crawlers. Northerns are starting to take ­sucker minnows at about 6-10 feet. Rocky shoreline areas are the best spot to pick up smallmouth bass in about 3-8 feet.

Lake of the Woods: Anglers are catching nice-sized walleyes near shallow reefs or on the north side of the lake from Knight Island to the Garden Island areas using jigs with minnows. Zippel Bay and Long Point, at about 18-32 feet, also are producing some walleye action.