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Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report - May 10th, 2013

Posted on May 9, 2013

FAIRMONT AREA

Shallow-running Rapalas are producing walleyes in less than six feet at Tuttle Lake. Anglers fishing from boats are finding crappies in five to 10 feet, while shore anglers are catching crappies in the channels between lakes Amber, Hall, Budd, Sissiton, and George. Perch continue to be taken with minnows in three to five feet at North Silver Lake.
Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225

ORTONVILLE AREA

The ice should be off Big Stone Lake by this weekend and the few walleyes being caught so far have been pre-spawn fish. Look shallow with a jig and minnow combination and fish slowly.
Artie’s Bait (320) 839-2480

STARBUCK AREA

Most lakes, including Minnewaska, still had some ice on them as of Tuesday morning. But the majority of ice should be gone by opener. Look for crappies to show up in the marinas, bays, and harbors by this weekend.
Minnewaska Bait and Tackle              
(320) 239-2239

WATERVILLE AREA

Crappies and sunfish are moving into the shallows on a few lakes. Anglers are finding a few panfish in the lagoons on Lake Tetonka.
Axel’s Tackle Box (507) 362-4444

WILLMAR AREA

The ice is gone and anglers have started looking for panfish in the bays or channels of many lakes. Some of the lakes to look at first include Nest, West Norway, Elkhorn, Diamond, and Willmar/Foot.
Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports (320) 235-4097

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