Minnesota Fishing Report

The panfish bite has been strong, even during the frigid cold temperatures earlier this week. The walleye bite slowed significantly, but it is expected to improve as the temperatures rise. Little Detroit, Sallie, Melissa, Cormorant, Pelican and Lida lakes have received most of the angling attention so far this winter. Look for the most walleyes off the first shoreline breaks and at the tips of the extended underwater points in 15-25 feet of water. Some crappies are relating to weeds and some schools of crappies are feeding on bugs over the deeper mud in the 22-35 feet of water. Sunfish and northern pike are active in the weeds. For northerns, use larger suckers on tip-ups on the shallow weed flats.

Ross Hagemeister