Mille Lacs Lake
Anglers are catching crappies two hours before sunset in 15 feet, bobber fishing perch-colored jigs or crappie minnows, according to Johnson's Portside. Walleye action reported in 8 to 12 feet on the rocks bobber fishing leeches.
Sportland Bait reports anglers in area lakes are catching lots of largemouth bass using jigs and plastic worms in 12 to 16 feet and sunfish using worms in 15 feet. Northerns are hitting in Gull Lake and the Whitefish Chain on spinner rigs with sucker minnows in 15-20 feet.
Reed's Sporting Goods reports anglers are catching walleyes by working the cabbage weed edges with leeches or jigs and minnows. The evening walleye bite has been good, using bottom- bouncers on the Goose Island Flats and trolling Shad Raps. Perch have been hitting behind Bear Island and the Walker Bay narrows using jigs and minnows, slip bobbers and leeches in 6 feet and shallower.
Sunfish have been hitting inside and outside the weedlines and in the milfoil pockets using wax worms and small leeches, according to Wayzata Bait. Anglers are catching largemouth bass by throwing plastics and milfoil jigs in the milfoil pockets. Anglers are catching northerns by trolling spinner baits tipped with sucker minnows in 14-18 feet. Walleyes have been hitting late night and early morning on jigs and leeches in 18 feet.
Christopherson's Bait says anglers are getting a few walleyes after dark in the bigger lakes such as Miltona and Ida in 18-35 feet trolling spinners. The Le Homme Dieu Chain, Miltona and Ida are producing bluegills during the day and crappies later on small tubes or twister tails in 12-18 feet.
Anglers are catching walleyes in Cedar and Clearwater lakes on the weedlines using crankbaits and in 25-30 feet using minnows and nightcrawlers, according to Little Jim's Bait. Panfish are being caught in Sylvia, Clearwater and Cedar lakes on small leeches and wax worms in 8-15 feet. Muskies have been hitting on Sugar Lake on the weed beds. Largemouth bass action has been picking up in lakes John, Francis and Pleasant in 4 feet and in 18 feet on the weed flats using horny toads, Gulp worms, Jig 'n Pig and Berkley sabre tail tubes. Also note that spinner baits on the weedlines has been producing bass, northerns and walleyes.