Minnesota Fishing Report

The walleye bite has been very good throughout the Detroit Lakes and Otter Tail County areas. Most fish have been 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. At the end of last week, panfish were most active in and around the weed cover, with a jig tipped with a small minnow, leech, piece of crawler or wax worm producing good numbers. Northern pike have been attacking large sucker minnows, spoons and crankbaits fished at the deep weed edges. Bass anglers have been very shallow, with anglers taking lots of nice fish when casting jigs & plastics. Musky action has been 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.