Battle Lake: leeches and crawlers are producing walleyes in 16 to 24 feet at Big Pine Lake, Stalker Lake, and Johnson Lake. Otter Tail Lake is giving up walleyes in 10 to 15 feet or 25 to 32 feet on crawlers, leeches, and minnows. Northern pike are hitting crankbaits on the weedlines at West Battle Lake, Clitherall Lake, and Otter Tail. Crappies are suspended over 18 to 20 feet on Dead Lake and sunfish can be had at West Battle, Elbow Lake, Blanche Lake, and Stalker in four to 10 feet.
Ben's Bait Shop (218) 864-5596
Detroit Lakes: Leeches, small sucker minnows, and nightcrawlers are producing walleyes at lakes Melissa, Sallie, Lida, Big Cormorant, Big Pine, Little Pine, and Pelican in 18 to 30 feet. Muskies continue to hit CowGirls on the humps and weedlines of Big Detroit Lake and Pelican. Look for sunfish in eight to 14 feet at Floyd Lake, Sour Lake, and Height of Land Lake. Bass and northern pike are an easy catch on most lakes with live bait or plastics.
Quality Bait and Tackle (218) 844-2248
Park Rapids Area: Big Mantrap Lake is kicking out northern pike and muskies along the 12- to 14-foot weedlines. Leeches and crawlers are the best option for walleyes at Long Lake in 20 to 30 feet. Bluegills remain active on the Crow Wing Chain in eight to 12 feet and crappies can be had on the 14-foot weed edges of Fish Hook Lake, Potato Lake, and Crow Wing during the evening hours. Bass are an easy catch on the weedlines of most lakes with plastics or spinner baits.
Delaney's (218) 732-4281