Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – July 5th, 2013

FAIRMONT AREA

Crankbaits are producing walleyes in eight to 12 feet at Hall Lake and George Lake. The six- to 10-foot rock areas of Hall and Budd Lake are producing crappies, while Lake Sissiton and Budd are worth noting for sunfish in less than six feet.
Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225

MANKATO AREA

Crappies and sunfish are hitting in four to six feet at Lake Washington. Washington also is giving up walleyes via leeches in 12 feet. On Lura Lake, crankbaits are producing walleyes during low-light periods in less than six feet.
The Bobber Shop (507) 625-8228

ORTONVILLE AREA

Perch and sunfish are being pulled off the docks throughout Big Stone Lake. The walleye bite on Big Stone now involves slip bobbers and leeches or spinner rigs and crawlers in 10 to 12 feet near Schmidt’s Landing and Rocky Ledge. The shorelines of Artichoke Lake are giving up a few crappies.
Artie’s Bait (320) 839-2480

STARBUCK AREA

Spinner rigs tipped with leeches or fatheads are producing walleyes on Lake Minnewaska in 14 to 19 feet. Minnewaska also is giving up bass in three to eight feet, sunfish around the docks, and northern pike just about everywhere.
Minnewaska Bait and Tackle              
(320) 239-2239

WILLMAR AREA

Green Lake is producing walleyes in 20 to 30 feet, while lakes such as Eagle, Diamond, and Andrew are giving up walleyes in 15 to 18 feet. Look for sunfish in six to eight feet on Green, Andrew, Calhoun, Florida, Nest, and Games. Bass action has improved on most lakes in six to eight feet and northern pike are set up on the shallow weedlines of most lakes and hitting spinnerbaits.
Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports (320) 235-4097

Categories: MInnesota Fishing Reports, South West

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