ILLINOIS RIVER: Fall is here and so is the fall bite. Walleye and sauger
are hitting crank baits trolled up and down the break line and jigs tipped
with minnows, night crawlers or soft plastics jigged vertically. Depth
varies but 8 to 10 feet seems to be the magic number.
White bass are taking blade baits, inline spinners and jigs tipped with
soft plastics. Look for fish in shallower water 2 to 6 feet but some fish
are also being taken in the channel.
EVERGREEN LAKE: Crappie are picking up with a few limits being brought in
of fish up to 12". Most fish are coming from shallow break lines dumping
into deep water. Some small saugeye are being caught in open pockets in
the weed beds using a small jig and minnow.
HENNEPIN CANAL: Bluegill and crappie are taking wax worms and small
minnows in the brush and downed trees. Large mouth bass fisherman are
doing very well casting spinner baits in the downed trees and stumps.