Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – June 14th, 2013

FAIRMONT AREA

Fox Lake started giving up walleyes on spinner rigs and crawlers in eight to 12 feet. Hall Lake is producing walleyes at night in five to eight feet on slip bobbers and leeches. Panfish are hitting in less than five feet at Budd Lake, Hall, and George Lake. Bass are hitting shallow on most lakes and Fox is giving up muskies in six to 10 feet.
Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225

ORTONVILLE AREA

Walleyes are being taken with crawlers, leeches, or crankbaits on the south end of Big Stone Lake in 10 to 12 feet during the day and close to shore at night. The docks and shorelines on Big Stone also are holding perch and crappies. Anglers fishing from shore on the Minnesota River are catching walleyes on jigs and plastics.
Artie’s Bait (320) 839-2480

STARBUCK AREA

Spinner rigs tipped with minnows or leeches are producing walleyes and pike in 16 to 20 feet on Lake Minnewaska and crankbaits are turning walleyes in five feet on Lake Emily. Panfish action has slowed, but bass action has been strong from the shorelines out to 12 feet on Minnewaska with spinnerbaits or live bait.
Minnewaska Bait and Tackle               (320) 239-2239

WATERVILLE AREA

Pike are hitting minnows in five feet on Lake Sakatah and sunfish are  on the shorelines of Lake Francis, Lake Tetonka, and Sunfish Lake. The Highway 13 bridge on Sakatah is producing crappies in nine to 13 feet and the northwest corner of Tetonka is producing white bass on jigs and plastics.
Axel’s Tackle Box (507) 362-4444

WILLMAR AREA

Panfish are being caught in three to six feet at lakes Florida, Eagle, Diamond, Andrew, Nest, and Norway/Games. Walleyes have started hitting leeches and crawlers in 10 to 20 feet at Diamond, Eagle, Nest, Andrew, and Florida or in 20 to 30 feet at Green Lake. Bass and northern pike are an easy catch with spinnerbaits or crankbaits in eight to 12 feet on most lakes.
Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports (320) 235-4097

Categories: MInnesota Fishing Reports, South West

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