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Fishing report

June 27, 2009

Minnesota Fishing Report: Updated June 28



Bass are hitting plastics in the weeds of Cedar Lake, Hunts Lake, and Lake Mazaska. Rapalas continue to produce walleyes at night on the shorelines of Cannon Lake. Leeches are the ticket for walleyes on Fox Lake in 12 to 15 feet. Hit Shields Lake and Fox Lake in less than 10 feet for sunfish and the pike bite also remains consistent on the weedlines of Shields.


Leeches and crawlers are producing walleyes in 12 to 20 feet at Northern Lights Lake, Devil’s Track Lake, Poplar Lake, Cascade Lake, and Tom_Lake. Smallmouth bass are an easy catch on the shorelines of most lakes and Kimball Lake is producing rainbow trout. Lake trout have moved over slightly deeper water but remain active on Gunflint Lake and Clearwater Lake.


The deep structure, 20 to 24 feet, on Bowstring Lake is producing walleyes. You’ll also hit walleyes on Sand Lake in 14 to 20 feet, at Trout Lake in seven to 30 feet - depending on time of day, and on Lake Pokegama along the 16- to 24- foot weedlines. Crappies are in the deep weeds on Spider Lake and Pokegama. Pike are hitting a jig and minnow in 16 to 25 feet on Pokegama and Trout lakes. Look for muskies during the evening hours on Deer Lake and Moose Lake. Smallmouth bass action is strong on lakes Wabana, Deer, and Pokegama.


The shallow and deep weeds are producing bass on most lakes. You’ll find sunfish in less than six feet and crappies in the 12- to 16-foot cabbage of Pleasant Lake, Birch Lake, and Ten Mile Lake. Walleyes are taking leeches and crawlers during the day in 20 to 30 feet and Rapalas at night in shallow water on area lakes.


Lindy rigs tipped with leeches or crawlers are producing walleyes during the day in 22 to 30 feet. Smallmouths are on the shorelines and hitting anything thrown at them and look for crappies on the weed edges in most soft-bottomed bays. Jerkbaits are triggering northern pike in the bays over 12 to 15 feet. Gateway Store (218) 875-2121

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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

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