South West Minnesota Fishing Repot – June 8th, 2012

FAIRMONT AREA

Look for bluegills and crappies in four to eight feet on lakes Hall, Budd, and Sissiton. Fox Lake is kicking out crappies and walleyes along the six- to 12-foot weedlines and a few muskies in shallow water. Leeches are producing walleyes on the rocks of Hall and Budd, while crankbaits or jigs are the tickets for walleyes at Tuttle Lake in four to six feet.
Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225

ORTONVILLE AREA

Spinners and crawlers are producing walleyes in eight to 12 feet around Mallard Point and the south-end islands on Big Stone Lake. The docks throughout Big Stone are holding perch and bluegills, bluegills also can be had in shallow water at Lake Traverse,  and you’ll hit crappies on Lake Lac qui Parle.
Bud’s Bait (320) 839-2480

STARBUCK AREA

A jig and minnow or crawler and spinner is producing walleyes on Lake Reno in 12 to 15 feet. On Lake Minnewaska, walleyes are hitting crankbaits in six to 10 feet during low-light periods or a jig and minnow in 20 to 22 feet during the day. Sunfish and bass are hitting in the bulrushes of Minnewaska, while the edges of the rushes are holding pike.
Minnewaska Bait and Tackle              
(320) 239-2239

WATERVILLE AREA

Lake Sakatah is producing sunfish in five feet and a few walleyes near the bridge in seven feet. On Lake Tetonka, crawlers are turning walleyes in 20 feet, the lagoons are holding perch, and the DNR Hatchery Bay is kicking out pike via sucker minnows.
Axel’s Tackle Box (507) 362-4444

WILLMAR AREA

Crawlers and leeches are producing walleyes in 10 to 15 feet at Diamond Lake, 12 to 17 feet at Eagle Lake, five to nine feet at Ringo Lake, and 10 to 20 feet or 40 feet at Green Lake. Crappies, sunfish, and bass are being found on the shorelines and around docks at lakes Florida, Andrew and Games.
Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports (320) 235-4097

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