Southeast Minnesota Fishing Report – January 10th, 2014
On the Mississippi River, tip-ups and sucker minnows are producing northern pike in 20 feet or less. Spoons are turning walleyes below most dams on the river as well. Work the 15-foot bar on Lake Winona for perch, crappies, and sunfish during the morning and evening hours.
West End Bait (507) 452-6241
RED WING AREA
A few panfish are hitting on the backwaters of the Mississippi River, while small saugers and catfish continue to hit in deep water on Lake Pepin. Before the cold weather hit, anglers in boats were catching walleyes and sauger below the dam with vertically-presented jigs in 12 to 18 feet during the day and shallower during low-light periods.
Four Seasons Sports (651) 388-4334
Crappies and sunfish are hitting in Cedar Lake in 14 to 20 feet. Lake Mazaska is kicking out crappies and white bass in 12 to 18 feet. Look to Roberds Lake for crappies and a few walleyes in 14 to 21 feet during low-light periods. On French Lake, crappies and sunfish are suspended over 25 to 30 feet.
Nagel’s Live Bait (507) 334-8341
ALBERT LEA AREA
Look for crappies and sunfish in three to four feet near the beach area of Fountain Lake. Work the channel between Fountain and Albert Lea Lake with fatheads for walleyes and northern pike in four feet.
Albert Lea Convention & Visitors Bureau (800) 345-8414