Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – September 13th, 2013

FAIRMONT AREA

Look for crappies in 12 to 15 feet at Budd Lake or in six feet at Hall Lake. Both lakes are giving up sunfish in three to five feet as well. Catfish action has been best at night along the shorelines of lakes George, Sissiton, Budd, and Hall. Goose hunting has improved.
Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225

ORTONVILLE AREA

Work the LaGunna Beach, Mallard Point, and Grapevine areas on Big Stone Lake for perch in 12 feet. Trolling crawlers or crankbaits in 12 feet around the islands and Mallard Point has produced walleyes during the evening. The wheat has been harvested so most goose hunting reports have improved a lot over the past week.
Artie’s Bait (320) 839-2480

STARBUCK AREA

Pulling crankbaits in six to eight feet on the edges of the bulrushes at night has produced walleyes on Lake Minnewaska. Sunfish are scattered, so catching numbers of good-sized fish has been difficult. Goose hunting action has been limited.
Minnewaska Bait and Tackle              
(320) 239-2239

WILLMAR AREA

You’ll find bass and panfish along the 12-foot weedlines of Diamond Lake, Eagle Lake, Nest Lake, and Green Lake. The only walleye report worth noting is coming off Green in 30 feet or more during the day or in shallower water at night with crankbaits. There are geese to be had in the area.
Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports (320) 235-4097

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