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Southeast Minnesota Fishing Report – January 30th, 2015

FAIRMONT AREA

Crappies are hitting in 11 to 13 feet on Amber Lake, while Budd Lake is giving up a mixed bag of panfish in 15 feet. Hit Hall Lake for crappies, perch, and an occasional walleye in 15 to 20 feet. The north end of Lake Sissiton continues to produce bluegills in 11 to 14 feet and crappies remain active at night on Fox Lake in 15 to 18 feet.

Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225

RED WING AREA

Anglers fishing from boats below the dam on the Mississippi River are catching walleyes and sauger on jigs tipped with minnows or plastics in 12 to 20 feet. A few walleyes are being pulled through the ice in the Frontenac and Methodist Point areas on Lake Pepin in 14 to 18 feet. Reports from most backwater areas have been slow.

Four Seasons Sports (651) 388-4334

ROCHESTER AREA

Look to Silver Creek Pond for crappies and perch in 10 to 12 feet or Willow Creek Reservoir for crappies and sunfish in 8 to 12 feet. Crappies are being found suspended in Rattlesnake Bay on Lake Zumbro over 12 to 15 feet. Rainbows remain active and suspended just below the ice on Foster-Arend Pond. 

Hooked on Fishing (507) 282-4982

WINONA AREA

The dead water areas on the Mississippi River such as Weaver Bottoms, Big Lake and Bartlett’s Lake are producing northern pike on tip-ups and sucker minnows. There’s also been some good walleye action below the dams on the river that are holding ice. Look to Lake Winona for crappies and sunfish in 10 to 15 feet and to Lawrence Lake for perch, walleyes, crappies and sunfish in 2 to 6 feet.

West End Bait (507) 452-6241

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