Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – January 31st, 2014
Crappies and walleyes are hitting minnows during low-light periods at Amber Lake in 10 to 12 feet or Budd Lake in 12 to 15 feet. Sissiton Lake is producing crappies and sunfish in 12 to 15 feet.
Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225
German Lake and Third Point on Lake Washington are producing crappies in 28 to 32 feet during low-light periods. Second Point on Washington is giving up a walleye or two each evening in 20 to 22 feet.
The Bobber Shop (507) 625-8228
Perch reports have been less consistent, but you can find active fish in 12 to 14 feet by the islands and Rocky Ledge areas of Big Stone Lake. The north end is giving up walleyes in 10 to 12 feet during low-light periods. On the South Dakota side, walleye and perch reports have been good at Lake Waubay.
Artie’s Bait (320) 839-2480
Sunfish and walleye action has been slow, but you’ll find suspended crappies over 15 feet during the evening at Lake Minnewaska. On Maple Lake, crappies and sunfish are being caught off Highway 29 in 10 feet.
Minnewaska Bait and Tackle
Crappies and sunfish are suspended over 30 to 40 feet on the northwest and northeast corners of Green Lake. The deep holes of Nest Lake and Lake Andrew are giving up crappies during low-light periods, while Willmar/Foot Lake is kicking out panfish in 15 to 30 feet. On Diamond Lake, you’ll hit crappies at night or perch and sunfish during the day in 15 to 20 feet.
Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports (320) 235-4097