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Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – January 3rd, 2014

FAIRMONT AREA

Amber Lake is giving up crappies and walleyes in 10 to 14 feet, while Hall Lake is producing crappies, eyes, and perch in 15 to 20 feet. Look to Sissiton Lake for bluegills, walleyes, and crappies in 15 to 18 feet, Fox Lake for crappies in 18 to 20 feet, and North Silver Lake for perch in four feet.
Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225

MANKATO AREA

Baker’s Bay on Lake Washington is producing crappies in 14 feet during low-light periods, while Third Point is giving up a mixed bag of panfish in 20 to 30 feet during the day. Walleyes and northern pike are hitting in 15 feet on German Lake during the morning and late afternoon hours.
The Bobber Shop (507) 625-8228

ORTONVILLE AREA

Perch action remains consistent in 10 to 12 feet at the Peninsula and Grapevine areas of Big Stone Lake. Look for walleyes on Big Stone off Mallard Point in 10 to 12 feet and the Yankee Town area in eight to nine feet. Across the South Dakota border, Lake Waubay and Bitter Lake are kicking out limits of walleyes.
Artie’s Bait (320) 839-2480

STARBUCK AREA

A few walleyes are hitting on Lake Minnewaska in 14 to 18 feet during the evening. You’ll catch crappies in the evenings and sunfish during the day on the Glenwood end in 12 to 15 feet.
Minnewaska Bait and Tackle               (320) 239-2239

WATERVILLE AREA

Antl’s Bay on Lake Tetonka is giving up walleyes during the evening in 20 to 25 feet. Look to Tetonka, Lake Francis, and Horseshoe Lake for sunfish, crappies, and the occasional good-sized perch from 20 to 24 feet.
Axel’s Tackle Box (507) 362-4444
www.axelstacklebox.blogspot.com

WILLMAR AREA

Walleyes, crappies, and sunfish are being found scattered throughout 18 to 30 feet on Green Lake. A few walleyes are hitting during low-light periods at Eagle Lake in 15 to 25 feet. Look to Diamond Lake for crappies, sunfish, perch, and an occasional walleye in 10 to 20 feet and Willmar/Foot Lake is giving up walleyes and panfish in 15 to 18 feet. Long Lake is kicking out perch and walleyes and Lake Elizabeth is producing crappies and walleyes in less than 10 feet.
Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports (320) 235-4097

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