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Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – December 27th, 2013

FAIRMONT AREA

Hit Hall Lake in 15 to 20 feet for crappies, perch, and a few walleyes. Fox Lake is giving up crappies during low-light periods and Lake Sissiton is kicking out crappies and bluegills over 13 to 16 feet. On Amber Lake, crappies and perch can be had with spikes or small minnows in 13 to 17 feet.
Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225

MANKATO AREA

Tip ups and sucker minnows are turning northern pike in eight to 10 feet at Big Jefferson Lake and St. James Lake. The narrows area on Lake Washington is producing sunfish in 11 feet and you’ll find crappies suspended over 25 feet at German Lake. There’s an evening crappie and walleye bite on Washington in 14 to 18 feet with glow jigs and minnows.
The Bobber Shop (507) 625-8228

ORTONVILLE AREA

Perch action remains consistent with minnows or spikes in 10 to 12 feet in the Meadowbrook area and south of the islands on Big Stone Lake. Walleye action has improved in the Yankee Town area of Big Stone in eight feet with jigging spoons or fatheads and setlines.
Artie’s Bait (320) 839-2480

STARBUCK AREA

The Glenwood end of Lake Minnewaska continues to produce sunfish during the day and crappies during low-light periods in 12 to 14 feet. The walleye bite on Minnewaska also remains strong early and late each day along the points and breaklines in 12 to 15 feet or 25 to 32 feet. Setlines and shiner minnows or jigging spoons that glow and rattle are working together.
Minnewaska Bait and Tackle               (320) 239-2239

WATERVILLE AREA

Crappies and northern pike are hitting in 12 feet at Cedar Lake during the morning and evening hours. The west end and swimming beach area of Lake Tetonka is producing sunfish in 10 feet. Look to the west side of Lake Francis for crappies and walleyes in 14 to 18 feet.
Axel’s Tackle Box (507) 362-4444

WILLMAR AREA

The shallow prairie lakes such as Long, Minetoga, and Elizabeth continue to give up a few walleyes in less than 10 feet of water. On Norway Lake, Lake Andrew, Eagle Lake, and Lake Florida, walleyes are weed-orientated in 15 to 20 feet of water. Green Lake is producing walleyes in 18 to 32 feet during the morning and evening hours. Crappies and a few sunfish can be had in 15 to 22 feet of water at Green, Norway, and Florida during the afternoon and evening hours.
Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports (320) 235-4097

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