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Friday

WRESTLING

Individual State Tournament

Class 1A first round 9 a.m.

Class 2A first round 11 a.m.

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Class 3A first round 1 p.m.

Class 1A championship quarterfinals 5 p.m.

Class 2A championship quarterfinals 6 p.m.

Class 3A championship quarterfinals 7 p.m.

Wrestlebacks all classes 8 p.m.

BOYS SWIMMING

State meet

University of Minnesota Aquatic Center

Brainerd in Class 2A prelims 6 p.m.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Brainerd at Fergus Falls 7:30 p.m.

Aitkin at Crosby-Ironton 7:15 p.m.

Staples-Motley at Sebeka 7:30 p.m.

Eagle Valley at Verndale 7:30 p.m.

Perham at Wadena-Deer Creek 7:15 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

No. 4 Pierz vs. No. 1 Sauk Centre in East Subsection 6-2A semifinals at St. John’s University, Collegeville, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

WRESTLING

Individual State Tournament

Consolation quarterfinals all classes 10 a.m.

Championship semifinals all classes 11:15 a.m.

Consolation semifinals all classes 1:15 p.m.

Third- and fifth-place matches all classes 5 p.m.

Championship matches all classes 7:30 p.m.

BOYS SWIMMING AND DIVING

State meet

University of Minnesota Aquatic Center

Brainerd in Class 2A finals 6 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

No. 8 Frazee/No. 1 Pequot Lakes winner vs. No. 5 Pelican Rapids/No. 4 Wadena-Deer Creek winner in South Subsection 8-2A semifinals at high seed 7 p.m.

No. 6 Crosby-Ironton/No. 3 Perham winner vs. No. 2 Hawley/No. 7 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton winner in South Subsection 8-2A semifinals at high seed 7 p.m.

No. 7 Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/No. 2 Staples-Motley winner vs. No. 3 West Central/No. 6 Breckenridge winner in West Subsection 6-2A semifinals at Minnesota-Morris 2:30 p.m.

No. 6 Pillager/No. 3 Sebeka winner vs. No. 2 Pine River-Backus/No. 7 Nevis winner in West Subsection 5-1A semifinals at Long Prairie 8 p.m.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Holdingford at Pierz 7:30 p.m.

Sebeka at Pequot Lakes 1:30 p.m.

TV and radio

Radio guide

WYRQ-FM (92.1), KBLB-FM (93.3), KFML-FM (94.1), KKIN-FM (94.3), KSKK-FM (94.7), 3WI-FM (95.9), KFGI-FM (101.5), KUAL-FM (103.5), KLKS-FM (104.3)

WCCO-AM (830), KWAD-AM (920), KKIN-AM (930), KLTF-AM (960), KVKK-AM (1070), 3WI-AM (1270), KVBR-AM (1340), KLIZ-AM (1380), KNSP-AM (1430)

Friday

AUTO RACING

11 a.m., SPEED: NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for Sam’s Town 300, 

12:30 p.m., SPEED: NASCAR, Nationwide Series, final practice for Sam’s Town 300, 

2 p.m., SPEED: NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Kobalt Tools 400, at Las Vegas

5:30 p.m., SPEED: NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Kobalt Tools 400, 

BOXING

8 p.m., ESPN2: Light heavyweights, Ismayl Syllakh vs. Yordanis Despaigne

GOLF

2 p.m., TGC: PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, second round, 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

6 p.m., ESPN2: Akron at Kent St.

NBA BASKETBALL

6 p.m., ESPN: Chicago at Orlando

8:30 p.m., ESPN: Miami at San Antonio

MEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY

7:30 p.m., FSN: Minnesota at Bemidji State

Saturday

AUTO RACING

11 a.m., SPEED: Rolex Sports Car Series, Grand Prix of Miami,

2 p.m., ABC: NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Sam’s Town 300, 

5 p.m., SPEED: NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Kobalt Tools 400, 

BOXING

9:30 p.m., HBO: Junior lightweights, Daniel Ponce De Leon vs. Adrien Broner; Saul Alvarez vs. Matthew Hatton for vacant WBC junior middleweight title

GOLF

Noon, TGC: PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, third round, 

2 p.m., NBC: PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, third round, 

GYMNASTICS

Noon, NBC: American Cup, 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

11 a.m., CBS: Kansas at Missouri

11 a.m., ESPN: Louisville at West Virginia

11 a.m., ESPN2: Virginia Tech at Clemson

1 p.m., CBS: Oregon at Arizona or Michigan St. at Michigan

1 p.m., ESPN: Notre Dame at Connecticut

1 p.m., ESPN2: South Carolina at Mississippi St.

3 p.m., CBS: Villanova at Pittsburgh

3 p.m., ESPN: Purdue at Iowa

3 p.m., ESPN2: Big South Conference, championship game,

3 p.m., VERSUS: UNLV at Utah

4:30 p.m., FSN: UCLA at Washington St.

5 p.m., ESPN: Florida at Vanderbilt

5 p.m., ESPN2: Atlantic Sun Conference, championship game,

7 p.m., CBS: Duke at North Carolina

7 p.m., ESPN2: Ohio Valley Conference, championship game,

8 p.m., ESPN: Texas at Baylor

9:30 p.m., FSN: Southern Cal at Washington

MOTORSPORTS

7 p.m., SPEED: AMA Supercross, 

NBA DL BASKETBALL

10 p.m., VERSUS: New Mexico at Utah

RODEO

7 p.m., VERSUS: PBR, Chicago Invitational

SOCCER

6:30 a.m., ESPN2: Premier League, West Bromwich Albion at Birmingham City

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Noon, FSN: Atlantic Coast Conference, semifinal, 

2:30 p.m., FSN: Atlantic Coast Conference, semifinal, 

6:30 p.m., FSN: Kansas St. at Kansas

MEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY

7 p.m., FSN: Minnesota at Bemidji State

NBA BASKETBALL

6 p.m., WFTC: Timberwolves at Washington

Basketball

NBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

Boston 44 15 .746 —

New York 31 28 .525 13

Philadelphia 30 30 .500 14 1/2

New Jersey 17 43 .283 27 1/2

Toronto 17 44 .279 28

Southeast Division

W L Pct GB

Miami 43 17 .717 —

Orlando 39 22 .639 4 1/2

Atlanta 37 24 .607 6 1/2

Charlotte 26 34 .433 17

Washington 15 45 .250 28

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Chicago 41 18 .695 —

Indiana 27 33 .450 14 1/2

Milwaukee 23 36 .390 18

Detroit 22 41 .349 21

Cleveland 11 49 .183 30 1/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

San Antonio 50 11 .820 —

Dallas 44 16 .733 5 1/2

New Orleans 35 28 .556 16

Memphis 34 28 .548 16 1/2

Houston 31 32 .492 20

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

Oklahoma City 37 22 .627 —

Denver 36 26 .581 2 1/2

Portland 34 27 .557 4

Utah 32 29 .525 6

Minnesota 15 47 .242 23 1/2

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB

L.A. Lakers 43 19 .694 —

Phoenix 31 28 .525 10 1/2

Golden State 27 33 .450 15

L.A. Clippers 22 40 .355 21

Sacramento 15 44 .254 26 1/2

Wednesday’s Games

Atlanta 83, Chicago 80

San Antonio 109, Cleveland 99

Golden State 106, Washington 102

Boston 115, Phoenix 103

Minnesota 116, Detroit 105

New York 107, New Orleans 88

Oklahoma City 113, Indiana 89

Denver 120, Charlotte 80

Portland 107, Sacramento 102

L.A. Clippers 106, Houston 103

Thursday’s Games

Orlando at Miami, 8 p.m.

Denver at Utah, 10:30 p.m.

Friday’s Games

Toronto vs. New Jersey at London, England, 2 p.m.

Chicago at Orlando, 6 p.m.

Minnesota at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.

Golden State at Boston, 6:30 p.m.

Cleveland at New York, 6:30 p.m.

New Orleans at Memphis, 7 p.m.

Indiana at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

Phoenix at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.

Miami at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

Charlotte at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday’s Games

Toronto vs. New Jersey at London, England, 2 p.m.

Minnesota at Washington, 6 p.m.

Indiana at Houston, 7:30 p.m.

Sacramento at Utah, 8 p.m.

Charlotte at Portland, 9 p.m.

Denver at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

Big Ten Conference

Conference AllGames

W L Pct. W L Pct.

Ohio St. 15 2 .882 28 2 .933

Purdue 14 3 .824 25 5 .833

Wisconsin 12 4 .750 22 6 .786

Mich. St. 9 8 .529 17 12 .586

Illinois 8 9 .471 18 12 .600

Michigan 8 9 .471 18 12 .600

Penn St. 8 9 .471 15 13 .536

NW 7 11 .389 17 12 .586

Minnesota 6 11 .353 17 12 .586

Indiana 3 13 .188 12 17 .414

Iowa 3 14 .176 10 19 .345

Hockey

NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Philadelphia 62 40 16 6 86 203 159

Pittsburgh 65 37 21 7 81 189 162

N.Y. Rangers 65 33 28 4 70 181 160

New Jersey 63 28 31 4 60 134 165

N.Y. Islanders 65 24 32 9 57 177 208

Northeast Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Boston 63 37 19 7 81 195 148

Montreal 64 34 23 7 75 168 165

Buffalo 62 30 25 7 67 179 179

Toronto 64 28 27 9 65 167 195

Ottawa 63 21 33 9 51 143 201

Southeast Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Tampa Bay 63 37 19 7 81 192 192

Washington 64 34 20 10 78 170 162

Carolina 64 30 25 9 69 186 194

Atlanta 64 26 27 11 63 179 208

Florida 63 26 30 7 59 160 173

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Detroit 64 39 18 7 85 214 185

Chicago 64 35 23 6 76 208 177

Nashville 64 32 23 9 73 162 153

Columbus 62 31 24 7 69 171 183

St. Louis 63 28 26 9 65 173 186

Northwest Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Vancouver 64 40 15 9 89 210 151

Calgary 66 33 24 9 75 200 188

Minnesota 64 33 25 6 72 166 170

Colorado 64 26 30 8 60 184 219

Edmonton 64 21 35 8 50 160 212

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

San Jose 64 37 21 6 80 180 163

Phoenix 65 33 22 10 76 186 189

Los Angeles 63 35 24 4 74 178 156

Dallas 63 34 23 6 74 174 177

Anaheim 64 34 25 5 73 178 187

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Wednesday’s Games

Toronto 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT

New Jersey 2, Tampa Bay 1

N.Y. Islanders 4, Minnesota 1

Chicago 6, Calgary 4

Anaheim 2, Detroit 1, OT

Thursday’s Games

Tampa Bay at Boston, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

St. Louis at Washington, 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Ottawa at Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Montreal at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Columbus at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

Nashville at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Detroit at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Friday’s Games

Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 6  p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.

Carolina at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

Columbus at Calgary, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

Saturday’s Games

St. Louis at N.Y. Islanders, noon

Buffalo at Philadelphia, noon

Vancouver at Los Angeles, 3 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Boston, 6 p.m.

Chicago at Toronto, 6 p.m.

Florida at Atlanta, 6 p.m.

Montreal at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m.

Detroit at Phoenix, 7 p.m.

Edmonton at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Dallas at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

WCHA

W L T Pts GF GA

No. Dakota 19 6 1 39 95 59

Denver 16 7 3 35 88 70

Neb-Omaha 16 8 2 34 88 63

Minn.-Duluth 14 7 5 33 85 67

Minnesota 12 10 4 28 85 73

Colo. College 12 12 2 26 79 79

Wisconsin 11 12 3 25 70 68

St. Cloud St 10 12 4 24 79 75

Anchorage 10 14 2 22 54 77

Bemidji St 8 14 4 20 57 72

Mankato 8 14 4 20 66 82

Mich. Tech 2 22 2 6 46 107

OVERALL RECORDS: Alaska Anchorage 12-17-3, Bemidji State 12-16-4, Colorado College 18-15-3, Denver 20-9-5, Michigan Tech 4-26-4, Minnesota 15-12-5, Minnesota Duluth 19-8-6, Minnesota St., Mankato 14-14-6, Nebraska-Omaha 20-12-2, North Dakota 24-8-3, St. Cloud State 14-15-5, Wisconsin 19-13-4.

Friday, March 4

Minnesota at Bemidji St.

St. Cloud State at Denver

Alaska-Anchorage at Minnesota St.

North Dakota at Michigan Tech

Neb.-Omaha at Minn.-Duluth

Colorado College at Wisconsin

Saturday, March 5

Minnesota at Bemidji St.

St. Cloud State at Denver

Alaska-Anchorage at Minnesota St.

North Dakota at Michigan Tech

Neb.-Omaha at Minn.-Duluth

Colorado College at Wisconsin

Baseball

Transactions

Fishing report

Outdoor News

BRAINERD/NISSWA AREA

Rosy red minnows continue to work best for crappies during low-light periods on the south end of Gull Lake and Lake Margaret. Eurolarvae is working best for sunfish on the weedlines of Nisswa Lake, Cullen Lake, and Pelican Lake during the morning and afternoon hours. 

LAKE MILLE LACS

East — Perch action remains strong if the weather is stable for two or three consecutive days. The bigger perch and numbers of tullibees continue to be found off the structure in 25 feet or more during the day. The mid-depth rocks also will produce perch when the sun is out and don’t forget about the crappies and sunfish in Isle Bay.

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West — Perch and tullibees are being found off the edges of the mud flats in 30 to 34 feet. Waxworms and red Eurolarvae seem to be working best for numbers, while spoons and minnow heads will produce bigger fish. A few more perch have been taken in 26 to 29 feet off Seguchie Point and Brown’s Point.

LEECH LAKE

Perch action has improved quite a bit since last week. The best reports are coming from 10 to 14 feet north of Goose Island, the Meadows, First Duck Point, GrandVu Flats, and Sand Point. An occasional crappie report is coming off Shingobee Bay, but the bite has not been consistent.

CROSBY AREA

Crappies are hitting glow jigs and minnows on the north end of Bay Lake, the deep water on Nokay Lake, and in 14 feet on Big Mahnomen Lake. Mahnomen, Little Rabbit Lake, Crooked Lake, and Milford Lake are safe bets for sunfish. Work the deeper edges of any shallower weed area. There also has been some decent-sized perch coming off Mahnomen and Little Rabbit.

CROSS LAKE AREA

Crappies and sunfish seem to be active on most area lakes. Work glow jigs and minnows for crappies and waxworms for sunfish in 14 to 16 feet. The bite seems to peak just before dark on most lakes, although crappies can be had after the sun sets.

EMILY AREA

Minnows are producing crappies at Mitchell Lake over 38 to 40 feet. Look to Lawrence Lake during the evening hours for crappies in 20 feet. Eagle Lake is the best option for sunfish during the morning and afternoon hours.

HACKENSACK AREA

Child Lake started producing sunfish and crappies during the morning and evening hours. Look for crappies on Ten Mile Lake in 13 to 22 feet during low-light periods. Ox Yoke Lake is giving up a few crappies and look to Pleasant Lake and Birch Lake to start producing panfish as well.

McGREGOR AREA

Not much has changed here, which means looking for crappies during low-light periods on Big Sandy Lake in 18 to 20 feet of water and on Lake Minnewawa in 22 feet of water. A few anglers have started looking for tullibees and although the bite was better than last week, numbers of them are still tough to find. Look for suspended fish over deep water.

LAKE OF THE WOODS

Walleye action has been sporadic, but saugers are biting at a consistent pace. Many walleyes are coming through suspended over 30 to 35 feet and the afternoon has been best with gold or colored-glow jigs and spoons. At the Northwest Angle, 24 to 30 feet has been most productive for walleyes and sauger.

LAKE MINNETONKA AREA

There hasn’t been much to report from panfish anglers. There seems to be activity on Lake Minnetonka, Medicine Lake, and Lake Sarah, but the fish being caught have been small and not very numerous. Work the weedlines for sunfish and the deeper holes for crappies, which tend to be suspended.

RAINY LAKE

Jigging spoons are producing walleyes and pike at the American Narrows in 32 to 36 feet. Northern pike also have been active in Sand Bay in 30 to 33 feet. Walleye anglers are using snowmobiles to hit the reefs on the east end of the lake and doing well in 35 feet or more.

LAKE WINNIBIGOSHISH

The best perch action during midday hours is in 25 to 35 feet. If it’s cloudy or during the morning and evening hours, you’ll want to work 15 to 20 feet. Areas worth noting this week include the Snaghole, Hunter’s Hump, the north-end humps, Sugar Bar, and the rocks and humps off Raven’s Point.

NORTHEAST METRO

Crappies remain active on the St. Croix River, near Stillwater, in 30 to 32 feet. Big Carnelian Lake is producing crappies over 30 to 40 feet and on White Bear Lake crappies are hitting in 10 to 15 feet. On Big Marine Lake, you’ll find crappies in 15 feet and at Centerville Lake you’ll find sunfish and crappies in eight to 10 feet. 

WEST METRO

Sunfish continue to be caught on Lake Parley in 15 feet throughout the day. Look to Lake Susan for sunfish in 14 feet early and late in the day. On Whaletail Lake, you’ll hit crappies with minnows in 16 to 18 feet during the evening hours. 

LAKE WACONIA

Wagener’s Bay is producing sunfish and crappies in 16 to 24 feet. Crappies also are being found suspended over 20 feet or more off the reefs such as Pillsbury and Center. The 10- to 15-foot weedlines adjacent to Center Reef and Pillsbury Reef are holding sunfish.

ALEXANDRIA AREA

You’ll find sunfish and a few crappies suspended over 20 to 22 feet at lakes Darling, Le Homme Dieu, and Geneva. Lake Miltona started giving up sunfish in eight to 10 feet and Lake Mina is worth noting for sunfish and crappies. On Maple Lake, crappies and sunfish are hitting in 12 to 15 feet.

ANNANDALE AREA

Crappies and sunfish can be had in 20 to 22 feet at Lake John, in 12 to 22 feet at Clearwater Lake, and in 15 to 20 feet at Lake Sylvia. Look for suspended crappies over 25 to 30 feet at Pleasant Lake and over 30 feet at Mink Lake. At Lake Marie, sunfish are biting in 15 to 20 feet.

BATTLE LAKE

Crappies and sunfish continue to be found suspended over 20 to 25 feet at South Turtle Lake, Lake Blanche, East Lost Lake, West Lost Lake, Severson Lake, and East Battle Lake. Look for tullibees to be suspended over deep water at Mollie Stark Lake and Lake Lida. Flashers and waxworms seem to be the best presentation.

BEMIDJI AREA

The 20- to 40-foot holes of lakes Hattie, Grant, Big Wolf, and Garfield are giving up a few crappies during low-light periods. Bluegills are suspended over 20 to 25 feet at Grace Lake and perch action has been best on Lake Bemidji with minnows in 20 to 30 feet.

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BLACKDUCK AREA

Jigging spoons tipped with minnow heads or waxworms are turning perch on Blackduck Lake in 15 to 18 feet. Crappies are suspended and active over 28 to 30 feet during low-light periods on Gilstead Lake. The best bluegill options are Pimushe Lake in 20 feet and Gull Lake in 15 to 18 feet.

CHISAGO AREA

The main lake and south end of Chisago Lake are giving up sunfish in four to 15 feet. You’ll also find sunfish on Sunrise Lake in six to eight feet and plenty of small ‘gills at Green Lake in six to 10 feet. Crappies are most active during the evening hours in 22 to 24 feet on the north end of North Center Lake and near Benson’s Island on South Center Lake.

DETROIT LAKES

Sunfish are hitting on the 10- to 15-foot weedlines of lakes Severson, Height of Land, Big Detroit, Floyd, and Tamarack. Crappies are biting during low-light periods in 18 to 20 feet at Big Detroit Lake, Big Cormorant Lake, Upper Cormorant Lake, Big Pine Lake, and Little Pine Lake. Waxworms and jigs or small jigging spoons and waxies are producing tullibees over the deep water of Long Lake.

DULUTH AREA

Crappies are hitting minnows during the evening at Fish Lake in 18 to 20 feet. You have to do some sorting, but you can put together a meal of keeping-sized perch at Pike Lake in 13 feet. The Duluth Bay on the St. Louis River is kicking out a few crappies in 10 to 12 feet. 

EAST-CENTRAL MINNESOTA

Panfish action has been somewhat limited although Blue Lake is producing crappies over 20 feet and bluegills in shallow water. There’s no problem catching crappies at Elk Lake in 11 feet, but most have been small.

ELY AREA

Small spoons continue to produce the majority of lake trout at Burntside Lake. These fish have been slightly suspended over 45 to 55 feet. Snowbank Lake also gives up an occasional lake trout from deep water and panfish reports have been nonexistent. 

FAIRMONT AREA

Waxworms and minnows are turning crappies at Fox Lake in 12 to 15 feet. On Amber Lake, minnows are the ticket for perch and crappies in 12 feet. Lake Sissiton is kicking out bluegills and perch in 12 feet and Tuttle Lake is giving up a few crappies in six feet. The perch bite on North Silver Lake remains strong in three to six feet, but plan on sorting through numbers of small fish.

FARIBAULT AREA

Crappies, sunfish, and perch remain active at Shields Lake in 12 to 14 feet. There’s a decent crappie bite at French Lake over 25 to 30 feet and Cedar Lake is kicking out crappies and sunfish in 12 to 18 feet. Perch are active throughout Cannon Lake in eight to 12 feet.

GRAND MARAIS AREA

Lake trout are being caught on jigs tipped with minnows or jigging spoons and minnows. Look for suspended fish on Clearwater Lake over 45 to 55 feet, over 50 to 60 feet at West Bearskin Lake, at 35 to 45 feet on Mayhew Lake, and over 30 to 40 feet at Birch Lake. Ice flies and waxworms are producing rainbow trout and splake in 12 to 17 feet at Mink Lake and in 18 to 23 feet at Leo Lake. On Musquash Lake, splake remain active in 18 to 26 feet and a jig and minnow will trigger walleyes at Lake Saganaga in 45 to 60 feet.

GRAND RAPIDS AREA

Crappie action continues to be strong in 20 to 25 feet at Big Cutfoot Sioux Lake. Little Cutfoot is kicking out bluegills in 20 feet and there is some open-water bluegill action at the power plant on the Mississippi River. Crappies and perch are hitting minnows on Bowstring Lake in 20 to 26 feet early and late in the day. You’ll find a mixed bag of panfish on Lake Pokegama in 15 to 28 feet. 

MANKATO AREA

Work the south end of Madison Lake for sunfish and crappies in 12 feet. The north end of Baker’s Bay on Lake Washington is producing sunfish in 12 feet. Perch continue to be caught in 12 to 16 feet on Big Jefferson Lake and Duck Lake is worth noting for crappies over 14 feet.

PARK RAPIDS AREA

You’ll find suspended crappies and bluegills over 14 feet at Portage Lake. Minnows are producing crappies, most of which are suspended over 30 feet, at Big Mantrap Lake. Waxworms are triggering bluegills throughout the Crow Wing Chain in 14 feet.

PINE CITY AREA

The north and northwest ends of Cross Lake are kicking out sunfish in 15 to 18 feet of water. Glow jigs also are producing crappies on Cross during the day in 19 to 21 feet. There’s an evening crappie bite on the southwest side of Knife Lake in 11 to 13 feet of water. The west side of Lake Pokegama is producing sunfish in 16 to 18 feet and the north end is giving up crappies in 19 to 24 feet – both species of fish are biting during midday hours. You’ll find crappies suspended over the 50-foot hole on Goose Lake and West Rush Lake is giving up crappies over 25 to 30 feet.

RED WING AREA

Anglers fishing from boats are catching walleyes and sauger below the dam on the Mississippi River. Bright-colored, 3/8-ounce hair jigs tipped with fathead minnows are working best in 12 to 14 feet of water. Ice fishermen are catching northern pike in 10 feet of water at Baypoint Park and panfish around the docks here. Work the Lake City area of Lake Pepin for walleyes during the evening hours.

ST. CLOUD/EDEN VALLEY AREA

Crappies are being found suspended over 18 to 20 feet of water at Lake Koronis. Koronis also is producing some sunfish in 12 feet and whitefish in the deep holes behind the islands. A few crappies can be had during the evening hours at Browns Lake and Long Lake in 20 to 25 feet and at Rice Lake over 20 feet of water.

SAUK CENTRE AREA

Crappies remain active on the north and south ends of Sauk Lake during midday hours over 28 to 40 feet. Look to Maple Lake for sunfish and crappies in 14 to 17 feet, mainly along the weedlines. On Long Bridge Lake, you’ll find crappies and sunfish in 14 to 17 feet. 

STARBUCK AREA

Fishing activity has been very limited throughout the area. The only decent report worth noting is coming off the Glenwood end of Lake Minnewaska where crappies and sunfish can be had in 12 to 15 feet. 

WATERVILLE AREA

Panfish action has been limited, but there isn’t a lot of people chasing them. The best sunfish reports are coming off Lake Tetonka, near the swimming beach, in 10 to 15 feet. The west end of Lake Francis also is kicking out sunfish in 10 to 14 feet.

— Outdoor News

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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