Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – August 15th, 2014

FAIRMONT AREA

Work the 4- to 8-foot rocks on Hall Lake and Budd Lake for crappies and bluegills. Crankbaits or spinners and crawlers are producing walleyes in 8 feet on Hall and Budd in the evenings. The docks on Lake Sissiton and George Lake are holding bass, while catfish are an easy catch on most lakes with crawlers.

Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225

LITCHFIELD AREA

The shallow weeds on Lake Minnie Belle are giving up sunfish and catfish continue to hit crawlers on the Crow River. Hit the shoreline weeds on Stella Lake for crappies during the evenings. 

Litchfield Outpost (320) 593-0025

MANKATO AREA

The catfish bite has picked up with large sucker minnows in the deep holes and slack water areas of the Minnesota River. Lake Washington is producing sunfish in 10 to 12 feet and the Blue Earth River is producing walleyes on minnows. Look to the weedlines of Lura Lake with plastics for bass. 

The Bobber Shop (507) 625-8228

ORTONVILLE AREA

Big Stone Lake continues to kick out perch  in 12 to 14 feet on Manhatten Reef and near Hartford Beach. A few walleyes are hitting crankbaits at Big Stone from Sodak and further north in 8 to 10 feet. The Minnesota River remains a safe bet for catfish.

Artie’s Bait (320) 839-2480

WATERVILLE AREA

Spinnerbaits are producing pike in 10 feet on Lake Sakatah. The rock pile in Antil’s Bay on Lake Tetonka is giving up white bass and an occasional walleye. The swimming beach area of Tetonka is worth noting for sunfish.

Axel’s Tackle Box (507) 362-4444

WILLMAR AREA

Crappies, sunfish, bass, and a few walleyes are being caught on the 10- to 15-foot weedlines of Eagle Lake and Diamond Lake. On Green Lake, sunfish are hitting in 10 to 12 feet and crawlers are producing walleyes in 30 to 35 feet.

Brad’s 71 Bait and Sports (320) 235-4097

WINDOM/MARSHALL AREA

Work the shoreline breaks on Twin Lake during the evening hours for smallmouth bass, walleyes and perch. Lake Benton is producing walleyes on crankbaits in 6 feet. A few geese have been shot during the early season.

Borch’s Sporting Goods (507) 532-4880

 

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