Minnesota Fishing Report

The walleye bite remains very good throughout the Detroit Lakes and Otter Tail Country areas. Most fish are still holding along the shoreline breaks. Early morning and late evening hours have been best, especially when using minnows, leeches or crawlers in 13-19 feet of water at the deep weed edges. Panfish are active in and around the weed cover. For the most action, use a jig tipped with a small minnow, leech, piece of crawler, or wax worm. Northern pike are attacking large sucker minnows, spoons and crankbaits fished at the deep weed edges. Bass remain very shallow, with anglers taking lots of nice fish when casting jigs & plastics. Musky action is good on Detroit, Sallie, Pelican and Beers lakes. The best approach has been to pitch an action bait over the weeds on the flats with deep water access.