Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – June 29th, 2012

FAIRMONT AREA

Bluegills continue to be caught in five to 10 feet on Hall Lake, Budd Lake, and Lake Sissiton, and minnows are producing crappies in eight to 12 feet on Budd and Sissiton. Walleyes are hitting crankbaits in less than six feet on Tuttle Lake, or a leech and jig in eight to 12 feet on Hall.
Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225

MANKATO AREA

A jig and minnow or a crankbait continue to produce walleyes in the shallow weeds on the southeast side of Lake Hanska. Second Point on Lake Washington is giving up sunfish in less than six feet and crappies in 10 feet. German Lake is worth noting for crappies.
The Bobber Shop (507) 625-8228

ORTONVILLE AREA

Crankbaits or spinners and crawlers are producing walleyes in 10 to 12 feet at the Bonanza, Hiawatha Beach, and south end islands areas of Big Stone Lake. Crankbaits also are turning walleyes on Lake Lac qui Parle. Hit the Highway 75 dam and Coral areas of the Minnesota River for catfish.
Bud’s Bait (320) 839-2480

STARBUCK AREA

Bass and northern pike continue to hit throughout Lake Minnewaska, and although they continue to move, sunfish are being caught here in four to 12 feet. Walleyes also are hitting on Minnewaska. Troll crankbaits in six to eight feet.
Minnewaska Bait and Tackle              
(320) 239-2239

WATERVILLE AREA

Sucker minnows and bobbers are turning northern pike in five feet on Lake Sakatah and Lake Tetonka. Look to the shallow weeds of Lake Francis and the mouth of the lagoons on Tetonka for sunfish. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are hitting plastics and spinnerbaits on most lakes.
Axel’s Tackle Box (507) 362-4444

WILLMAR AREA

Panfish continue to relate to the shallow weeds and docks on lakes Florida, Andrew, Eagle, Diamond, and North Long. Walleyes are hitting leeches and nightcrawlers in 14 to 20 feet at Diamond and Eagle Lake, or in 25 to 30 feet on Green Lake. Spinnerbaits are producing pike on lakes Ringo, and Norway.
Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports (320) 235-4097

Categories: MInnesota Fishing Reports, South West

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