Bemidji area: Fishing has been good so far on area lakes. Anglers on Lake Bemidji and Cass Lake have been enjoying solid walleye action. Some anglers are having success in depths around 10 feet. Smaller lakes in the area are seeing an active walleye bite as well, while the pike action has been good as well.
Lake of the Woods: Walleye fishing has been good on the south side of the lake and also near the Northwest Angle. Walleyes are being found in a variety of depths. Some anglers are having success in shallow water, while some are having finding walleyes in depths around 20 feet. A significant number of big pike are being found a well.
Lake Waconia: After a slow winter on the lake, the fishing has turned around and gotten off to a reasonable start, according to In Towne Marina in Waconia. Water temperatures are ahead of schedule, which has made the fishing a little less predictable. Cooler temperatures over the next few days could help make the fishing more predictable. Walleye fishing has been tough at times, but anglers are finding northern pike by trolling crankbaits. The bass fishing has been good.
Lake Winnibigoshish: Northern pike activity has picked in the areas where walleyes have been active — near the shoreline breaks, flats, and points on both the east and west sides of the lake. Anglers are finding good perch activity on the north and west ends of the lake in depths of 12 to 15 feet.
Mille Lacs area: Walleye fishing has been good on Lake Mille Lacs overall and very good on the north end. Smaller lakes in the area have been producing a solid crappie bite in channels and near shoreline breaks. Some walleyes are being found on the smaller lakes at the weed lines.