Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – June 15th, 2012

FAIRMONT AREA

Bluegills continue to be found in four to six feet and crappies in six to 12 feet at lakes George, Sissiton, Budd, and Hall. Jigs tipped with leeches are turning walleyes during the day in 15 feet and shallower at night at Amber Lake, Hall, and Budd. Crankbaits or jigs and Twister Tails are producing ‘eyes at Tuttle Lake in four to six feet. The weedlines of Fox Lake are providing steady muskie action.
Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225

MANKATO AREA

Catfish and a few walleyes can be had on the Minnesota and Blue Earth rivers. Walleyes continue to be taken with crankbaits or leeches in 10 to 12 feet on Lake Washington, while German Lake and Jefferson Lake are producing panfish in six to eight feet. Bass and northern pike action has improved on the shoreline breaks and mid-depth weeds of most lakes.
The Bobber Shop (507) 625-8228

ORTONVILLE AREA

Spinners and crawlers are turning walleyes in 10 to 12 feet near Hartford Beach and the Peninsula on Big Stone Lake. Big Stone also is kicking out bluegills and perch around the docks in Ortonville. Working crankbaits on the north end of Lake Lac qui Parle has produced walleyes. Northern pike are hitting spoons and catfish are taking stink baits at the Highway 75 dam on the Minnesota River.
Bud’s Bait (320) 839-2480

WILLMAR AREA

Spinner rigs tipped with leeches are producing walleyes during the day in 10 to 20 feet on Diamond Lake and Eagle Lake. On Green Lake, crankbaits or slip bobbers and leeches are turning walleyes during low-light periods in 10 to 15 feet and during mid-day hours leeches are working in 35 to 40 feet. Bass and pike remain active on most lakes, while panfish continue to be found shallow on lakes Florida, Diamond, Andrew, and Games.
Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports (320) 235-4097

Categories: MInnesota Fishing Reports, South West

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