Minnesota guide Matt Johnson gives his latest Buzz Bite Report for the Twin Cities area on April 24th, 2023.
Twin Cities Area: 4-24-2023
The ice is off and the panfish are biting on a majority of lakes in the Twin cities area. Water temps are still very cold. We found that most lakes had water temps in the mid to low forties.
As we begin to get some warmer weather those shallow bays and channels will heat up quick.
Crappies and bluegills can be found in a number of different places. In areas that warm up sooner the fish can be found in eight feet of water or shallower. In some of those larger, colder bodies of water the fish can still be found along the deep weed line in ten to fifteen feet with some fish still as deep as twenty-five feet of water.
For those fish shallow water fish our best presentation has been a small hair jig under a float. When targeting those deeper fish a Clam Drop TG Jig paired with a crappie tube or Mister Twister Sassy Stingum was the ticket. These presentations will work all spring for big crappies and bluegills.
As we continue to get warmer temperatures the fishing is only going to get better.
Good luck to any anglers getting out this week or over the weekend!
- Matt Johnson