Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – June 21st, 2013
Walleyes are hitting crankbaits in less than five feet at Twin Lake, spinner rigs and crawlers in eight to 12 feet at Fox Lake, or slip bobbers and leeches in five to eight feet at Hall Lake. Bass action remains strong in shallow water on most lakes, while Budd Lake, George Lake, and Hall are producing panfish in three to six feet.
Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225
On Lake Washington, you’ll find crappies and sunfish in less than six feet and walleyes along the weedlines out to 18 feet. A few walleyes are being taken with minnows and jigs on the Minnesota River and Blue Earth River. There’s some evening walleye action at Lake Hanska in five to eight feet.
The Bobber Shop (507) 625-8228
Limits of walleyes are being taken along the weedlines on the first three miles of Big Stone Lake with spinners and crawlers. Big Stone also is giving up crappies, bluegills, and perch around the docks, silver bass on the rocky shorelines, and bullheads around the islands.
Artie’s Bait (320) 839-2480
Leeches and spinners are turning walleyes on Lake Minnewaska in 12 to 19 feet and at Reno Lake in 12 to 15 feet. The shorelines of Minnewaska are providing numbers of bass and sunfish, while Lake Emily is kicking out crappies in less than six feet on fatheads.
Minnewaska Bait and Tackle (320) 239-2239
Walleyes are hitting leeches near the rocky point on Lake Tetonka in 10 to 12 feet during the evening. Pike are hitting minnows or spinnerbaits in five to seven feet on Tetonka and Lake Sakatah and sunfish are in less than six feet on Tetonka, Sunfish Lake, and Lake Francis.
Axel’s Tackle Box (507) 362-4444
Crappies, bass, and sunfish are around the docks of lakes Andrew, Eagle, Florida, Games, and Diamond. Walleyes are hitting leeches and crawlers in 20 to 30 feet at Green Lake or in 10 to 18 feet on Solomon Lake, Long Lake, Florida, and Diamond. Shallow-running Shad Raps are the ticket for walleyes along the shorelines of Willmar/Foot Lake.
Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports (320) 235-4097