The north end of Lake Bemidji is producing perch in 20 to 25 feet. Lake Plantagenet also started producing jumbos in 20 feet or deeper. Bluegills are being caught on Grace Lake in 12 to 14 feet throughout the day. Look to Larson Lake for crappies during the evening hours in 15 to 20 feet.
Sunfish are hitting waxworms and Eurolarvae in 10 to 16 feet at North Long Lake, Upper Gull Lake, and Cullen Lake. Glow jigs and minnows are triggering crappies in 14 to 22 feet at Round Lake, Gull Lake, and Pelican Lake. The morning and evening hours have been most productive. Gull and Whitefish Lake have started giving up nice perch as well.
Cass Lake area
The south side of Star Island and the Stoney Point areas are producing perch in 10 to 12 feet on Cass Lake. A few good-sized perch also have been pulled in shallower water near the bulrushes on Cass. Work the deep points of Cass for tullibees during the day. A few bluegills and crappies continue to be pulled from Kitchi Lake in 25 to 30 feet.
Look for suspended crappies over 25 feet of water on Green Lake during the evening hours. Blue Lake is a safe bet for sunfish in 12 to 15 feet early and late in the day. On Little Elk Lake, you'll find a mixed bag o f sunfish in nine feet of water.
There are some good-sized perch being found out from the "old access on Woman Lake. The few bluegills and crappies being caught are found deep on area lakes. Reports of crappies in 18 to 35 feet and sunfish in 18 to 24 feet remain most common. Look for them to move shallow in the next couple of weeks.
Lake Mille Lacs
East - The 28- to 30-foot rock and gravel areas continue to provide the best perch action. Stay on the move and you'll pick up a nice bunch of jumbos on the gravel and rock bars. A hint of crappie action has been reported in Isle Bay this week over nine to 11 feet of water.
West - Perch action is showing signs of improvement on the rocks in 23 to 27 feet. Seguchie Point, Sherman's Point, and Brown's Point remain the best options, but the mud flats are starting to kick in. Look to the Seven and Eight Mile flats in 30 feet or more with jigging spoons.
Lake of the Woods
Walleyes and sauger continue to be caught in 30 to 35 feet along the south shore. The best action is taking place on the reefs. Jumbo perch and walleyes are hitting at a good pace at the Northwest Angle in 26 to 30 feet around Oak Island. Walleye action on the Rainy River seems to improve every week in 18 to 22 feet.
Limits of perch are caught when the weather is stable for a few days. Better areas this week have been on the humps located north and west of Center Bar in 28 to 30 feet. Zoomer's Bar also has produced perch in 25 to 30 feet, as have the humps off Raven's Point in 26 to 28 feet. Jigging spoons and minnow heads tend to produce bigger perch.
Leech Lake area
Perch action remains strong in 10 to 12 feet on the Grand Vu Flats and in Trader's Bay. Walker Bay also has produced perch in 18 to 20 feet. Look to Pine Point and the Goose Island Flats in 11 to 15 feet for perch. Bluegill and crappie action remains limited on area lakes and bays.
The deep hole on the north end of Big Sandy Lake is kicking out tullibees. Panfish action has been limited, but look to Bellhorn Bay on Big Sandy Lake to start producing crappies. The best options for sunfish in the next few weeks are Gun Lake, Lake Minnewawa, and Aitkin Lake.
St. Cloud/Eden Valley area
There's some evening crappie action in 18 to 25 feet on Rice Lake and Lake Koronis. Goodner Lake started giving up sunfish in 10 to 14 feet, as is Cedar Island Lake and Long Lake in 12 to 14 feet. Rainbow trout are still hitting in shallow water on Mud Lake and channel catfish are biting at a good pace at Horseshoe Lake and Long Lake in deep water.
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