White’s Corner Bait Shop Fishing Report – Sunfish, Sunfish, Sunfish 

By Travis Roberts 

Mankato Times 

Sunfish are a lot of fun to catch and great eating.  Wax worms and small crawler are the preferred live bait.

Sunfish are a lot of fun to catch and great eating. Wax worms and small crawler are the preferred live bait.

Madison Lake, Minn. – With high waters on the lakes, people have been asking where and how to catch fish.  The local lakes that I have been fishing this week are Duck, Madison and Ballantyne.  Here are some tricks I have been using to have a successful day on the lake. 

The sunfish are biting on all these lakes. Pitching a small hook and sinker under a bobber on the weed edges and up in the docks is working well. Wax worms and small crawler are the preferred live bait. 

With the water being high the fish may be shallower then you think so get up there. 

Crappies are being caught on the outer weed edge trolling a jig and twister well behind the boat. 

The Bass and Pike have also grown legs and moved up with the water level. Casting Mepp’s and trolling shallow running crank baits for pike along weed lines or casting docks is working.  Also, don’t overlook a sucker under a bobber along shallow flats with a good weed edge. 

Pitching plastics for Bass up in the docks or on the deeper edge is also producing. 

Walleyes can be caught pulling crawlers and leeches along weed edges in the 10-14 foot range on Madison. 

I spent the day shore fishing on all three lakes and caught nice size Sunfish on Ballantyne and Madison. Duck lake is still a great lake to bring kids because you will catch a lot of fish, they will just be on the smaller size. 

Have fun and good luck fishing. 

For a complete fishing report, stop into White’s Corner Bait Shop  to pick up your bait and fishing tackle and learn where the fish are biting and what type of bait to use. 

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