Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – September 27th, 2013
The Rocky Ledge and SoDak areas of Big Stone Lake are producing numbers of perch and bluegills in 12 feet. A few walleyes can be had with minnows off Mallard Point and Rocky Ledge on Big Stone as well. Anglers fishing from shore at Artichoke Lake continue to catch crappies on minnows or tube jigs. The waterfowl season started on a high note with numbers of ducks and geese to be had.
Artie’s Bait (320) 839-2480
Walleyes are hitting a jig and minnow on the points and hard-bottomed areas on Lake Minnewaska during the day in 12 to 14 feet of water. At night, crankbaits trolled along the bulrushes in six to eight feet have worked best at Minnewaska and Reno Lake for walleyes. Duck hunters reported a good opener for teal, geese, wood ducks, and mallards.
Minnewaska Bait and Tackle (320) 239-2239
Lake such as Diamond, Eagle, Green, and Florida continue to produce panfish and bass along the 10-foot weedlines. Minnows are turning a few walleyes at Eagle in 15 to 20 feet and at Green in 25 to 35 feet during the day. Crankbaits are producing walleyes in shallower water at night on Green as well. Wood ducks, teal, and geese provided good shooting opportunities during opening weekend, with the best reports coming from northern Kandiyohi County.
Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports (320) 235-4097