Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – February 15th, 2012
Deadsticks and fatheads are producing walleyes in 16 to 20 feet of water on Hall Lake and Lake Sissiton or in four feet at Tuttle Lake. Crappies are suspended and hitting minnows over 18 to 20 feet at Hall and Sissiton during low-light periods of the day.
Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225
You’ll find crappies and walleyes in six to eight feet of water on the northwest end of Lake Hanska. St. James Lake is giving up sunfish and crappies in six feet and Fox Lake is worth noting for crappies as well. Baker’s Bay on Lake Washington is a safe bet for crappies and sunfish over 26 feet.
The Bobber Shop (507) 625-8228
There hasn’t been much fishing since last weekend’s 12 inches of snow covered the lakes. Look to the Glenwood end of Lake Minnewaska for northern pike and panfish in 12 to 14 feet once the snow settles and allows travel to again start.
Minnewaska Bait and Tackle (320) 239-2239
A lot of fish houses were pulled off area lakes prior to the 10 to 12 inches of snow that hit the region last weekend. Prior to the snow, the prairie lakes such as Big Kandi and Elizabeth were producing walleyes in three to five feet. Look to Long Lake for perch during the day and a few walleyes at night, while Diamond Lake was producing crappies and perch in 18 to 22 feet. Northern pike also were active on most lakes in 10 to 15 feet.
Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports