Look to lakes Ida, Miltona, and Le Homme Dieu for walleyes. Generally speaking, these fish are setting up in their winter locations deeper during the day and up shallower during low-light periods.
Clearwater Lake and Cedar Lake are worth noting for walleyes in 15 to 20 feet.
Fishing pressure is minimal with just a few reports coming off Otter Tail Lake for walleyes in 10 to 12 feet or 40 to 50 feet with sucker minnows.
The few anglers who continue to work Lake Bemidji and Lake Plantagenet are catching walleyes on minnows. Plantagenet also gave up a few muskies this week and the bigger pike are up shallow chasing tulibees on Lake Bemidji.
Despite "fishable" weather over the weekend, there wasn't anyone on the lakes.
Shiner minnows continue to produce walleyes in 18 to 30 feet for the few anglers still fishing Gull Lake, North Long Lake and Pelican Lake. Crappies also remain an option on most lakes as they start setting up in their traditional, winter deep holes.
The channels and current areas on area lakes continue to produce walleyes via minnows. South Lindstrom Lake also has kicked out some walleyes below the Dinner Bell.
Muskies are hitting on minnows in shallow water on Big Detroit Lake. A few walleyes are coming off Big Cormorant Lake in 25 to 27 feet of water during the day, but these fish have been most active in shallow water during low-light periods of the day.
Although fishing pressure has ben rather limited, a few walleyes and crappies can be had at Fish Lake in 10 to 14 feet of water.
Anglers fishing from shore at Fremont Lake are catching northern pike. Most other lakes have gone untouched.
Based on the number of anglers remaining out on the water, it appears as though everyone is waiting for ice. If you wanted, a walleye or two could still be had off Woman Lake in 20 feet of water.
Lake Mille Lacs
Bigger muskies have started hitting in shallow water. Trolling and casting large baits have produced several large fish. The perch bite has wound down in the bays, but walleyes continue to hit crankbaits at night on rock reefs, shoreline breaks, and points.
Large sucker minnows are producing muskies at Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet. Look for walleyes on Lake Minnetonka over 30 to 40 feet in the larger bays.
Lake of the Woods
Several areas on the Rainy River continue to produce walleyes via jigs and minnows. On the main lake, work the Lighthouse Gap with the same presentations.
Fishing almost had no pulse this week with the deer season keeping most people busy. The few who did fish walleyes were catching fish with minnows in 28 to 40 feet of water on the rocks and sharp breaks. Muskie trolling has been poor and whitefish netters are taking better numbers as water temperatures continue to drop.
Leech Lake area
Angling pressure has dropped, but those who continue to work the points with minnows are catching walleyes.
Walleyes remain active on the Minnesota River and Madison Lake, but few anglers continue to fish for them.
Park Rapids area
Fishing reports have been nonexistent, although if it remains warm, walleyes are still an option on lakes such as Fish Hook and Long.
Fishing reports have been nonexistent on the main lake. A few anglers continue to find walleyes at the mouth of the Little Fork River on the Rainy River.
Red Wing area
Walleyes, sauger, and crappies have all been caught in good numbers below the dam on the Mississippi River. Hair jigs and minnows have worked best in 12 to 18 feet, but ringworms with white tails also have worked on jigs fished close to shore.
St. Cloud/Eden Valley area
There's a few walleyes coming off Rice Lake in 12 to 16 feet.
A few "diehards" continue to find walleyes on Lake Minnewaska. A jig and minnow is working best off the points and the break outside Starbuck Marina in eight to 14 feet.
NORTHEAST METRO - Walleyes and sauger are being caught on three-ways and crankbaits over 20 feet of water on the St. Croix River. Sucker minnows are the ticket for muskies on Bald Eagle Lake and White Bear Lake in shallow water.
WEST METRO - You could probably catch some walleyes on Lake Waconia, but most anglers have put their boats away.
Anglers fishing from shore on Lake Elysian are catching small walleyes on minnows. Minnows also are turning some good-sized perch on Lake Tetonka in nine to 11 feet.
Although angling pressure has been minimal, lakes such as Green, Diamond, Eagle, and Norway are still worth noting for walleyes. Some of these fish can be caught from shore, while others are biting in 12 to 22 feet.
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