Duluth area: Anglers are having success on Lake Superior around Two Harbors. The St. Louis River has been productive as well, especially for those anglers trolling. Rains last week caused the water to turn murky in the lower sections of the river, but stream fishing for trout has worked for some anglers.
Faribault area: While the walleye bite has been sporadic, Cannon Lake (5 miles west of Faribault) has been producing northern pike. Crappies are being caught on two lakes northwest of Faribault — Fox Lake and Roberds Lake. Cedar Lake (west of Cannon Lake), French Lake (west of Roberds Lake) and Mazaska Lake (northwest of Roberds Lake) are producing a variety of panfish.
Lake Minnetonka: Fishing for muskies has improved on the 12- to 15-feet weedlines. Deep weed edges of most bigger bays have been producing walleyes during the day. Anglers are also having success catching bass, northern pike, and panfish on the shallow to mid-depth weedlines.
Lake of the Woods: Many areas of the lake are producing limits. The areas near the Northwest Angle have been producing a lot of fish. Anglers in the Rainy River are finding some walleyes with mornings/evenings the best. Sturgeon fishing opened July 1 with initial reports very good for sturgeon anglers.
Lake Winnibigoshish: Northern pike have been active throughout the lake while walleyes are being caught on the main-lake bars using live bait or spinner rigs tipped with leeches and crawlers. Anglers are having some success on the points in 10 to 17 feet during low-light periods. Perch are scattered from shallow to deep water with bigger fish coming in depths of 20 feet or more.
Winona area: Since the water level on the Mississippi River receded last month, the walleye bite has remained solid. Anglers are also catching willow cats, bass and northern pike. Lake Winona, which was producing walleyes last month, continues to produce nice numbers of bass and crappies.