Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – July 12th, 2013

FAIRMONT AREA

Bluegills are hitting in 3 to 6 feet on George Lake and Lake Sisseton. Bass are taking plastics around the docks on Hall Lake, Sisseton, and George, while catfish are active during the evening hours at Hall and Budd Lake. Look for crappies on the rock piles on Hall and Budd.
Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225

MANKATO AREA

Lake Washington is producing crappies in 12 to 15 feet and sunfish in 9 feet. Crankbaits are turning walleyes in shallow water during low-light periods on Lura Lake. Catfish and an occasional walleye can be had on the Blue Earth River.
The Bobber Shop (507) 625-8228

ORTONVILLE AREA

Perch are being found in 10 to 12 feet and bluegills in 6 to 8 feet on Big Stone Lake from the islands up to Hartford Beach. You’ll also find walleyes on the north end of Big Stone during the evening hours in 10 feet. Crankbaits are producing walleyes in 8 to 10 feet on Artichoke Lake, as well.
Artie’s Bait (320) 839-2480

STARBUCK AREA

Hit Lake Minnewaska in 14 to 19 feet with spinner rigs for walleyes, throw spinnerbaits for bass in 4 to 8 feet, work the docks for sunfish, and in 12 to 15 feet for crappies. On Reno Lake, crawlers and spinners are turning walleyes in 12 to 15 feet.
Minnewaska Bait and Tackle (320) 239-2239

WATERVILLE AREA

Anglers fishing from shore with minnows or spoons are catching northern pike on lakes Sakatah, Tetonka, and Madison. Work the channel between Tetonka and Sakatah for bass, bullheads, and panfish.
Axel’s Tackle Box (507) 362-4444

WILLMAR AREA

Work the shorelines out to the 12-foot weed edges for bass and sunfish on lakes Florida, Diamond, Eagle, Andrew, Green, and Nest. Walleyes are hitting crawlers and leeches in 15 to 20 feet on Diamond, Eagle, and Andrew or on Green Lake in 25 to 35 feet.
Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports (320) 235-4097

Categories: MInnesota Fishing Reports, South West

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