Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – August 8th, 2014

FAIRMONT AREA

Crappies and sunfish are being found in less than 9 feet on Budd Lake, Lake George, Lake Sissiton, and Hall Lake. Shallow-running crankbaits or spinners and crawlers are producing walleyes in 6 to 10 feet on Hall and Budd. Catfish and bass continue to hit consistently on most lakes.

Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225

LITCHFIELD AREA

Sunfish continue ot be found close to shore or in the shallow weeds of Lake Ripley. An occasional walleye is caught during the evening hours with leeches at Diamond Lake in 12 to 15 feet. Hit the weed edge on the east side of Stella Lake with spoons or sucker minnows for northern pike. 

Litchfield Outpost (320) 593-0025

MANKATO AREA

Crappies, sunfish, and a few walleyes continue to be caught in 10 to 12 feet on Lake Washington. Catfish action remains strong in the deep pools and slack-water areas on the Minnesota River and Blue Earth River with sucker minnows. Hit Big Jefferson Lake with leeches or crankbaits in 12 to 16 feet for walleyes during the evening hours. 

The Bobber Shop (507) 625-8228

ORTONVILLE AREA

Perch remain the main story on Big Stone Lake, with fish being caught in 12 to 14 feet from Manhattan Reef to Rocky Ledge. Anglers are finding enough bluegills and walleyes in these areas to keep things interesting as well. Catfish and northern pike continue to be caught on the Minnesota River and the rock piles on Lake Traverse are worth looking at for bluegills.

Artie’s Bait (320) 839-2480

WILLMAR AREA

Bass, sunfish, and northern pike are providing the area’s most consistent action along the 10- to 12-foot weedlines of Games Lake, Norway Lake, Lake Andrew, and Green Lake. The weedlines of Diamond Lake and Eagle Lake are producing a few walleyes during the evening hours, but Green Lake has produced walleyes more consistently in 25 to 35 feet on leeches and crawlers. 

Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports 

(320) 235-4097

 

Categories: MInnesota Fishing Reports, South West

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