State fishing report
Battle Lake area: Anglers are heading out to Ottertail and West Battle Lake for walleye action using jigs with shiner minnows at about 8-10 feet. Northern action is good on most area lakes and sunfish are being caught at about 8-10 feet near weed lines on Elbow and Clitherall Lakes.
Duluth area: Lakes such as Island, Whiteface and Fish are producing good walleye action using chub minnows and leeches. Bluegill and crappie action is also good on Fish Lake. On Lake Superior, anglers are catching some lake trout and coho salmon at about 40-50 feet using spoons or stick baits.
Faribault area: Walleyes are hitting on spinners with leeches at 6-8 feet on Cannon Lake. Fox Lake also has produced some walleyes using a jig and a minnow at 12-14 feet. Anglers are catching northerns and crappies on Lake Mazaska near weed lines.
Lake Mille Lacs: The north end of the lake seems to be providing the best walleye action during the daytime using shiners and leeches. Anglers can also try the mud flats or shoreline reefs. During the evenings, St. Albans Bay on the west side of the lake is producing walleye action during the evenings using slip bobbers at about 12 feet. Smallmouth bass action was also productive at about five feet using small jigs or grub tails.
Lake Winnibigoshish: Walleye action has been spotty with the recent inclement weather but some anglers are catching walleyes around Stony and Ravens Point at about 10-13 feet using a jig and minnow. On the Cut Foot Sioux, walleyes are being caught in about 5-7 feet using jigs and minnows and perch at about 3-4 feet.
Northeast metro: Bald Eagle Lake and the St. Croix River are producing the best walleye action. On Bald Eagle, anglers are using fathead minnows or leeches at about 16-20 feet and night crawlers on the St. Croix south of Stillwater. The best crappie and panfish action has been on Carver, Tanners and Silver Lakes. Big Carnelian Lake has provided good northern action.