In the following reports, ice anglers are limited to the areas where they can fish.
Crappies and sunfish continue to be caught at a good pace on Middle Cullen Lake, Round Lake, Nisswa Lake, and Gull. Look for the sunfish to be most active in six to 10 feet of water and the best crappie reports to come from 12 to 20 feet.
Lake Darling, Lake Le Homme Dieu, and Lake Geneva are producing a few crappies during the evening hours in 20 to 30 feet of water. Glow hooks tipped with minnows or wax worms have worked best. Sunfish reports have been nonexistent over the past week.
Indian Lake and Lake Francis are producing crappies in 10 to 18 feet of water. Pleasant Lake and the east end of Clearwater Lake also are worth looking at for suspended crappies in 30 feet of water. Clearwater also is the area's best bet for sunfish in 12 to 18 feet of water.
Star Lake and Dead Lake are producing sunfish and crappies in 12 to 14 feet of water. There have been some tullibees caught on Star in deeper water.
The south end of Chisago Lake is kicking out sunfish and crappies in 12 to 15 feet of water. Sunset Point on South Center Lake is a safe bet for crappies as is the north end of North Center Lake.
The few anglers who continue to fish this area have been limited to walking out, but check the ice as you go. Roberds Lake is producing a few crappies and sunfish early and late in the day. Look to lakes such as Shields, Cedar, and Mazaska for sunfish in 10 to 18 feet of water.
GRAND RAPIDS AREA
Jay Gould Lake continues to produce good-sized perch in 10 feet of water. Look to Lake Pokegama in 10 to 12 feet for perch as well. The bigger bluegills have started hitting on Bass Lake in 22 feet. Big and Little Cutfoot Sioux are worth looking at for sunfish and crappies in 20 feet of water. On Big and Little Splithand, anglers have just started hitting nice crappies.
Lake Minnie Belle is producing sunfish in 16 feet and Lake Manuella also is worth looking at for sunfish in six to nine feet. Lake Erie is the area's best bet for crappies in 18 feet of water.
LAKE MILLE LACS
Tullibee reports are nonexistent and perch reports vary. The shallower bays such as Waukon, Isle, and Mac's Twin Bay are worth looking at in 12 to 18 feet of water. The deep mud also has produced perch in 28 to 32 feet of water. Look to Nine Mile or Fisher's Flat for good numbers of perch.
The best reports from this area continue to come from Medicine Lake where anglers are finding plenty of sunfish in 10 feet of water. Lake Independence is the area's best bet for crappies in 40 feet of water.
LAKE OF THE WOODS
The ice is in great shape and there are plenty of anglers taking advantage of it. Most of the better reports are coming from 20 to 28 feet of water. Morris Point, Zippel Bay, and Long Point have all provided walleye and sauger action throughout the day.
The north end continues to be the best bet for sunfish and crappies in 10 to 14 feet or 18 to 22 feet of water. Keep moving until you hit a school of bigger fish. Grass shrimp or wax worms seem to be working best.
The best perch bite -- and the biggest fish -- continues to come from the deep humps near Center Bar in 32 to 40 feet of water. The 12- to 15-foot range near Raven's Point also is giving up enough perch to keep things interesting.
Perch reports vary throughout the lake, with the sharp breaks of Trader's Bay, Agency Bay, and Sucker Bay continuing to provide the most consistent action. Key depths again this week have been in 22 to 30 feet of water. The Narrows also are giving up a few good-sized perch.
Most anglers are walking out on the lakes in this area and finding a few fish. Sunfish and crappies are hitting on German Lake in five to 10 feet of water. There are some good-sized perch hitting on East Jefferson Lake in 12 to 18 feet of water as well.
Birch Point started giving up walleyes in 28 to 32 feet of water and the Rainy River is kicking out plenty of fish as well. Anglers continue to fish through the ice on the river. The Rainy Lake City area is kicking out big pike and some trophy-caliber walleyes. Rice Bay on the Canadian side is providing limited crappie action.
RED WING AREA
The Mississippi River has started kicking out a few walleyes along the eddies in front of the Baypoint Marina. The dam area and the mouth of the Cannon River also are worth checking out. Minnows and information are in good supply at the shop.
SAUK CENTRE AREA
Fairy Lake and Guerney Lake are kicking out numbers of sunfish in eight feet of water, and look to Long Bridge Lake for sunfish in 14 feet as well. The north end of Sauk Lake is producing a mixed bag of sunfish and crappies on grass shrimp.
The Glenwood end of Lake Minnewaska is still producing a few sunfish and crappies in 10 to 15 feet of water. The best bite has been early and late in the day.
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