State fishing report
Bemidji area: The walleye bite on Lake Bemidji and Lake Plantagenet still is productive using nightcrawlers or leeches on spinner rigs at 12-15 feet on Lake Bemidji and at 18-22 feet on Lake Plantagenet. Anglers are also catching walleyes near mid-lake structures or the edges of humps. Perch action is also very active. Muskies are hitting on bucktails on Lake Bemidji along weedlines at 12-18 feet.
Chisago City area: Green Lake, Chisago Lake and North and South Center lakes have provided anglers with good walleye action at 12-16 feet using leeches with bobbers or Lindy Rigs. Bass are taking plastic baits along weedlines and northerns are hitting on sucker minnows at 8-12 feet along weedlines on Green, Lindstrom and North and South Center lakes.
Detroit Lakes area: Humps and bars have provided the best walleye bite at 18-26 feet using live bait rigs with leeches and crawlers. Lakes Melissa, Pelican, Big Detroit and Sally have been the best lakes. Bass are being caught along weed edges at 12-16 feet. Panfish and sunfish action is good on all area lakes.
Lake Mille Lacs: The best walleye bite has been on mudflats at 23-33 feet using leeches or nightcrawlers. Anglers also are catching walleyes on deep water rock humps. The best bass action has been on rock reefs.
Rainy Lake: Anglers are finding the best walleye action on submerged humps at about 30 feet using a jig with a crawler or a leech. Smallmouth bass have been active using plastics or crankbaits along rocky shorelines.
Willmar area: The best walleye action has been during the early morning hours at 20-35 feet on Green and Diamond Lakes. Anglers are catching sunfish with bottom bouncers with crawlers or leeches. Bass and northerns are active on all area lakes.