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Fishing report

June 27, 2009

Minnesota Fishing Report: Updated June 28



Lindy rigs and redtails or leeches are producing walleyes in 15 to 18 feet on Gull Lake, Pelican Lake, North Long Lake, and Round Lake. The six- to 10-foot cabbage on most lakes is holding bass and you’ll find plenty of panfish in the weeds as well. A small sucker minnow has produced several big pike on the weedlines of Gull.


Walleyes are hitting jigs and minnows or Shad Raps in less than nine feet on the bars such as Turtle River, Cedar, Tom’s, and East Cedar, on Cass Lake. Crappies and sunfish are being found in the shallows of Allen’s Bay on Cass, Kitchi Lake, and Rice Lake. You’ll find perch in the bulrushes of Cass and Pike Bay Lake. Muskie action is limited, although a few have been taken on topwater baits in the shallow cabbage of Allen’s Bay.


Leeches are producing walleyes during low-light periods in the weeds or in 18 to 20 feet on South Lindstrom_Lake and North Center Lake. Chisago Lake continues to provide excellent bass action and sucker minnows are turning northern pike in 10 feet at Sunrise Lake. Sunfish are biting on the shorelines or shallow weeds of most lakes and you’ll find crappies suspended over 20 feet on Chisago and Kroon Lake.


Numbers of 17- to 20-inch smallmouth bass are being caught on topwater baits in the shallows of Sand Point Lake and Namakan Lake. There’s consistent walleye action on the 15- to 18-foot reefs of Crane Lake with a jig and minnow or crawler and jig. Some walleyes also have been pulled from the weeds in 10 feet or less. Crane Lake Visitors & Tourism Bureau (800) 362-7405


Walleyes are hitting leeches and crawlers during low-light periods on Pelican Lake and Whitefish Lake in 18 to 24 feet. Work the docks and weedlines of most lakes with a spinnerbait and you’ll catch bass. Spinnerbaits also have produced pike on the weedlines and crappies are being found in eight to 14 feet. The bigger sunfish are now hanging on the 12- to 14-foot weedlines throughout the area.

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  • Minnesota Fishing Report: Updated June 28 MANKATO AREA
    Lake Tetonka is producing a few walleyes in 15 to 20 feet. The weedlines of Lake Washington and the shorelines of Lake Hanska give up an occasional walleye during low-light periods. Madison Lake and the points on Washington are holding panfish in shallow water and Little Jefferson Lake remains a safe bet for northern pike.

    June 27, 2009