Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Saturday, February 4th, 2023

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FAIRMONT AREA

Crappie action has picked up on Lake Sissiton in 4 feet of
water. Look for a few walleyes on Hall Lake in 8 feet of water.
Minnows have been taking the majority of fish here. The bluegills
have started hitting on George Lake near the shallower
shorelines.

Boat House Sport & Tackle (507) 235-6931

FARIBAULT AREA

Lakes such as Roberts, Cedar, Cannon, and Shields have produced
walleyes during the past week. Work the points and sharp breaks
with crankbaits or minnows early and late in the day for better
action. Crappie action has picked up on Cedar Lake, Roberts Lake,
and Fox Lake. Perch anglers are finding better numbers of big fish
on Cannon Lake and Shields Lake.

Faribault Bait and Tackle (507) 334-2768

HACKENSACK AREA

Jigs and minnows are starting to take walleyes in 12 to 16 feet
of water on Birch Lake, Pleasant Lake, and Woman Lake. Bass fishing
continues to be very good on most area lakes, and crappies are very
active on Webb Lake in 14 feet of water. Muskie reports have been
limited throughout the area.

Swanson’s Bait and Tackle (218) 675-6176

LAKE KABETOGAMA

The most consistent walleye catches have come from 30 feet of
water or more, on jigs tipped with minnows. Look to the east end of
Kabetogama and Namakan Lake for better numbers of fish. If the wind
is blowing, crankbaits have turned walleyes in 18 to 25 feet of
water along the wind-driven shorelines. Look to the outside weed
edges with sucker minnows or crankbaits for numbers of northern
pike.

Gateway Store (218) 875-2121

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LAKE OSAKIS

Sunfish continue to hit on Moon Bar and along the north end
points in 9 to 15 feet of water. Look for a few walleyes on Center
Bar and the Outlet in 15 feet of water, and redtail minnows have
been most productive. Crappies are starting to hit during the
evening hours off Buck Point and just off Center Bar in 25 feet of
water. Look for suspended fish in these areas.

Osakis Bait (877) 450-4647

MADISON LAKE

Madison Lake is kicking out walleyes on crankbaits in 13 to 18
feet of water. The narrows on Madison have also produced numbers of
nice crappies. German Lake is also a safe bet for good-sized
crappies in 12 to 14 feet of water. The docks of Duck Lake should
be looked at for sunfish and Lake Jefferson continues to be a safe
bet for northern pike.

Lake Sports (507) 243-3838

MANKATO AREA

The deeper holes of the Minnesota River are producing numbers of
channel and flathead catfish. Lake Washington and Lake Francis
continue to provide consistent panfish action in 8 to 12 feet of
water. Goose hunters continue to take birds in this area, although
they’ve been getting tougher to decoy.

The Bobber Shop (507) 625-8228

PERHAM AREA

Big Pine and Little Pine Lake continue to produce walleyes in 15
to 25 feet of water. Minnows on jigs or live bait rigs have worked
best during the day. Sunfish and crappies have kept anglers busy on
Star Lake, Lake Marion, and Little McDonald Lake in 10 to 15 feet
of water.

Northside Bait & Convenience (218) 346-3153

STARBUCK AREA

Walleyes continue to hit jigs and minnows during the day in 12
to 14 feet of water on Lake Reno. At night, crankbaits have taken
more fish in shallower water. Sunfish are still biting on Lake
Minnewaska in 10 to 12 feet of water.

Minnewaska Bait and Tackle (320) 239-2239

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