Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – August 1st, 2013

FAIRMONT AREA

Bluegills continue to be found in shallow water and crappies are coming from nine feet on Hall Lake, Budd Lake, and Lake Sissiton. Bass fishing remains strong at Sissiton and George Lake and anglers fishing from shore are catching catfish on most lakes.
Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225

MANKATO AREA

Catfish are hitting sucker minnows on the Blue Earth and Minnesota rivers. Walleyes are being found suspended and hitting crankbaits over 20 feet on Lake Washington. The nine-foot weed edge on Washington also is giving up sunfish and crappies.
The Bobber Shop (507) 625-8228

ORTONVILLE AREA

Perch and bluegills continue to hit on Big Stone Lake around the islands and south of Mallard Point in 10 to 12 feet. Walleye action on Big Stone has been best during the evening hours with crankbaits in 13 to 15 feet from Meadowbrook to the north.

WATERVILLE AREA

Spoon plugs and sucker minnows are turning northern pike  on Lake Sakatah and Lake Tetonka in six feet. Hit the swimming beach area of Tetonka for sunfish in 10 feet and crappies are hitting on Lake Francis in eight to 10 feet. Bass fishing has been strong on Tetonka, Sakatah, and Cedar Lake.
Axel’s Tackle Box (507) 362-4444

WILLMAR AREA

Look for sunfish in six to 15 feet on lakes Florida, Diamond, Eagle, Nest, and Games. The milfoil beds on Green Lake are giving up a mixed bag of panfish. Walleyes are hitting leeches and crawlers in 25 to 35 feet on Green with a few coming off the weedlines of Eagle and Diamond as well. Bass and pike are hitting spinnerbaits on all lakes in 10 to 12 feet.
Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports
(320) 235-4097

Categories: MInnesota Fishing Reports, South West

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