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Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report - January 10th, 2014

Posted on January 9, 2014

FAIRMONT AREA

Budd Lake is giving up crappies and walleyes in 12 to 15 feet. Look to Lake Sissiton for crappies and bluegills in 11 to 15 feet. Hall Lake is producing crappies in 12 to 15 feet, as is Amber Lake in 11 feet.
Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225

MANKATO AREA

Crappie action remains strong over 30 to 35 feet off Third Point on Lake Washington. There’s some evening walleye activity off Second Point on Washington in 22 feet with spoons or shiner minnows.
The Bobber Shop (507) 625-8228

ORTONVILLE AREA

Perch are hitting waxworms and spikes in the Meadowbrook and Rustling Elm areas of Big Stone Lake in 10 to 12 feet. The north end of Big Stone is producing walleyes via spoons near Yankee Town in eight to 10 feet. Across the South Dakota border, Pyas Lake is worth noting for perch and walleyes.
Artie’s Bait (320) 839-2480

STARBUCK AREA

Walleyes have started hitting spoons or shiner minnows again at Lake Minnewaska in 16 to 18 feet. The Glenwood end of Minnewaska continues to produce crappies and sunfish in 14 to 16 feet. Hit Maple Lake for a mixed bag of panfish in eight feet and the northwest corner of Lake Reno for perch and walleyes in 16 feet.
Minnewaska Bait and Tackle              
(320) 239-2239

WATERVILLE AREA

The west end of Lake Tetonka is producing pike in 15 to 20 feet. A few walleyes can be had during the evening hours on Tetonka in 30 to 34 feet and crappies are biting during the day in 30 feet on the north side of Tetonka.
Axel’s Tackle Box (507) 362-4444
www.axelstacklebox.blogspot.com

WILLMAR AREA

Crappies have started being found suspended over the deep holes of lakes Norway, Nest, Games, Diamond, and Eagle. These lakes also will produce sunfish in eight to 14 feet. On Green Lake, anglers are finding walleyes, crappies, and sunfish scattered between 18 and 30 feet. Willmar Lake is giving up panfish and walleyes in 15 to 18 feet and look to Lake Elizabeth for crappies and a few walleyes in six to 10 feet.
Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports (320) 235-4097

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