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Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau (800) 382-FISH
Perch are an easy catch – you just have to sort through numbers of small fish – and bigger baits tend to produce bigger perch. Look to Sand Point, Goose Island, the Hardwoods, and Duck Points in five to nine feet. Tullibee reports were limited this week off Stoney Point and travel conditions in this area are difficult due to slush.
Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505
Shriver’s Bait Company (218) 547-2250
Fishing activity has been very limited this week due to a lack of travel options. Most of the roads that did exist filled with water and are now closed for the season. Off-road travel also is very difficult on the lake.
Loon’s Nest (218) 286-5850
A jig and minnow combination is working best for perch and hole hopping is the ticket to a limit of bigger fish. The Bird Houses area, Sugar Point, Hunter’s Hump, and south of Raven’s Point have been best in 13 to 16 feet or 30 to 32 feet. The morning and evening hours have been most productive.
Lake Winnie Resort Association
Perch continue to hit throughout the day on Blackduck Lake in six to 10 feet. On Gull Lake, crappies and bluegills are hitting in 14 to 18 feet, while Pimushe Lake is producing bluegills in 18 to 22 feet.
Timberline Sports and Tackle
The number of fishermen has been minimal, but panfish continue to be caught. Crappies remain suspended over 12 to 24 feet on the south end of Gull Lake, North Long Lake, Cullen Lake, and Round Lake. Sunfish are hitting Eurolarvae in six to 10 feet at Roy Lake, Nisswa Lake, North Long, and Cullen during the morning and evening hours.
S & W Bait & Guide Service/Nisswa Guide League (218) 829-7010
Crappie and bluegill action remains slow, but perch are being caught. Look to the flats on the south side of Star Island or north side of Cedar Island on Cass Lake in six to eight feet. Pike Bay Lake continues to produce perch in six to eight feet out from the south-end access and northeast corner sand/grass area.
Sunset Cove Resort (800) 279-4831
Woods Bay on Roosevelt Lake is giving up crappies during low-light periods in 15 feet. A few crappies can be had on Lawrence Lake in 25 to 30 feet, while East Fox Lake started producing sunfish in 25 feet.
Redding Sports and Spirits (218) 763-2191
Little Cutfoot Sioux Lake is producing perch, crappies, and a few bluegills over 20 feet. You’ll find crappies out from the northwest access on Bowstring Lake in 20 to 25 feet and perch in slightly shallower water. Bass Lake is giving up bluegills in six to 13 feet, while Tioga Bay on Lake Pokegama continues to produce crappies, bluegills, and perch in 15 to 30 feet. Big Splithand and Little Splithand lakes are worth noting for crappies over 18 to 24 feet.
Ben’s Bait and Tackle (218) 326-8281
Panfish reports have been limited to a few anglers hitting the same lakes as last week. A few crappies continue to be caught during low-light periods in 18 to 20 feet on Pleasant Lake and Birch Lake, but the bite has not been consistent. Minnows continue to turn a few good-sized perch on the east side of Woman Lake in 10 to 15 feet.
Swanson’s Bait and Tackle (218) 675-6176
Look for sunfish in 12 to 16 feet and suspended crappies over slightly deeper water on Lake Minnewawa and Big Sandy Lake. Tullibee action has yet to kick in on Big Sandy, but look for them to start showing up suspended over deep water.
Willey’s Sport Shop & Spirits (218) 426-3382
Sunfish continue to hit in eight to 10 feet on Smith Lake, Lilly Lake, and Fairy Lake. You’ll also find sunfish on the north end of Lake Osakis in 16 to 22 feet and crappies suspended over 35 to 45 feet during the evening hours from Holiday Resort to Battle Point. Crappies continue to hit at night in the Dutchmen’s Creek area of Sauk Lake in 20 to 22 feet as well.
Fletcher’s Bait Shop (320) 352-2155
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