Minnesota Fishing Report

Water temperatures remain 50- to 55-degrees, but warmer and clearer weather is forecasted for the weekend and water should warm quickly. Walleyes are coming from 6-15 feet of water on most lakes, and minnows have been the preferred bait. The leech bite is also getting started. It may be another week or two before the nightcrawler bite takes over. Northern pike have been extremely active in 8-12 foot depths near the weed patches. Crappies are being pulled from depths of 4-10 feet of water, with fish found suspended about halfway down. Areas with the warmest water will hold the most active crappies. For most fish, use a slip bobber with a small jig and minnow.