Southcentral MN Fishing Reports

Albert Lea-Austin-Faribault-Mankato-Northfiled-Owatonna-Waseca

April 23, 2014
Gotta wear those life jackets (as bad as I am wearing mine) but especially in the special situations like riding a kayak that is easy to flip in wavey water. Esp when booze is involved. That just didn't sound like a bright ideas to begin with. Not a way to go either way! Rip him and thoughts to his
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April 23, 2014

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Albert Lea Lake Fishing Reports

February 27, 2012
I've icefished St. Olaf. Wasn't very impressed with the size of crappies that I normally catch at French, Mazaska, or Roberds. I've tried Beaver...bust. During open water season, I go to St. Olaf frequently for largemouth bass but that's it. Beaver Lake if I want to fish for crappies or walleyes
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February 27, 2012
Welcome to the forum TurkeyBoy. I have never fished Albert Lea either but have heard some great things. Bundt is right about there being some other great lakes in the area though, if you check out the DNR lakefinder data you will find even more opportunities close to home. As always the best way
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Cannon Lake & River Fishing Reports

March 12, 2014
[quote=Mike Dumas]Ok thanks. I guess worst case if I can't get on I'll either walk out or drive 5 mins to the next one :D [/quote] What fish do you want to make screamers out of? Perch, white bass, crappies, sunnies? I am not too familiar with this lake for those species but come open water sea
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March 10, 2014
Ok thanks. I guess worst case if I can't get on I'll either walk out or drive 5 mins to the next one :D
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Cedar River Fishing Reports

June 2, 2010
How is the pike bite going guys? I'm looking forward to spending a little time fishing.
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June 19, 2009
The Cedar also has some great smallmouth in it. Probably pretty tough with the high water after the storms but we used to kill them by wading up and down the river tossing small spinners(#1, #2) and little cranks. Been a long time....
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Lake Crystal Fishing Reports

July 6, 2010
Yes I heard New Ulm and Lake Crystal was hit with a bad storm; I hope everyone is safe. Locals tells me crappies will be biting only at early spring and late fall.
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July 5, 2010
I haven't heard about anything happening on either lake at this point. The town got hit by a wind surge last week and I spent part of the day cleaning up downed trees etc. No word on anything biting that would make it worth a trip. If you want to fish Madison from shore,try the buckmaster bridge
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Fox Lake Fishing Reports...Rice County

January 22, 2013
I was out there on the 16th from sun up to sun down, and i agree with the person who said he likes fishing out of the boat more. All tiny perch! Had the camera down and saw only one sunny, and lots of little perch too. Doesn't say much for crappies, as they would suspend over the camera...nor was
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January 16, 2013
thanks for the info. I fished the lake a few times in the summer and caught a few decent crappies but nothing to brag about. I'd like to find a walleye or 2 this winter... only pan fosh for me this year.
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French Lake Fishing Reports

February 17, 2014
CJ90- Thats the story of French. I was out there for a few hours this morning. Same thing. Tried 1 8 different jigs, minnow, minnow head, waxies, plastics. Found them more active in the 15 fow area. Look to the south end. Away from the houses that are buried in.
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February 16, 2014
Fished the afternoon till an hour after dark. Tried the west end at 18 feet. Then moved to 28 feet on the north east end. One crappie the whole time. Was marking them most of the day, they just didn't want to bite. Not sure what I'm done wrong.
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Horseshoe Lake Fishing Reports

June 3, 2010
I was out there Monday and had luck with sunfish and bass... so not much help when it comes to Northerns.. Although the kids kept busy with some nice sunnies!
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June 2, 2010
he was in the boat with me sunday monday , was right next to you also
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Madison Lake Fishing Reports

January 23, 2014
Anyone been out here recently, I've never been here before and would like to try it for crappies and maybe some walleyes. Thanks
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December 11, 2013
Hit Madison today. Started off just north east of the narrows in 12 ft. Didn't mark anything. Had 9 inches of ice. Moved to the south side of the narrows on about 25 ft. Also 9 inches of ice. Didn't mark much before the sun went down but then at dusk and dark the marcum lit up but non were hung
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Lake Mazaska Fishing Reports

February 13, 2014
I finally have a few minutes to post how our extended weekend went on mazaska (last weekend). I would like to thank once again the lake country store for hooking me up with a new blade for my strikemaster , all of our bait, and a few tid bits about the bite. As far as the bite goes pretty slow.
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February 13, 2014
+1 Dam nice fish!!!! Congrats on the catch an release!!
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Morristown Dam Fishing Reports

July 13, 2010
Look for a lot of small Bullheads (catfish bait). If there is rain run off when your at the damm there should be a lot of Carp in the area. I have seen some nice Gills along the edge of the duck weed across the road from the Mill. I was catching the Gills with Corn! So any thing yellow should work.
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July 13, 2010
im going to be visiting some relitives in morristown and would like to get some fishing in. what should i be focused on fishing for? any tips and tricks would be killer
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Roberds Lake Fishing Reports

January 3, 2014
Thanks Mike, I've been to Roberds a number of times and caught fish each time, although my experience was a little different. I have caught crappies between 21 and 28' with fish 6'-12' off the bottom. Both dead sticks and a jig with a minnow head have worked well. Nothing on waxies. The main thin
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January 2, 2014
Well this thread is a little out of date :) I was out this am from 6:30-9 and picked off a half dozen crappies one being a nice fat 12". I was fishing 14' FOW using a green/orange 1/16th oz spoon tipped with a crappie minnow. I had a deadstick set with a rainbow spoon and a fathead but they only wou
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Sabre Lake Fishing Reports

April 23, 2014
How are they biting on Sabre? I'm looking to head out possibly this weekend.
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April 15, 2014
I see the ice is out now! Plan to hit the open water this weekend! Will let you know how we do! Got a fresh batch of eggs in the pickle jar!
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Shields Lake Fishing Reports

January 23, 2013
cool, thanks very much for the help
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January 23, 2013
There is a group of hoses on the southern part of the lake straight out from the access. Catching sunfish. Not sure on how fast paced the action is or if you care or not. But if your lookin to keep the wife busy I would say shoot over to cedar lake in new Prague or Kelly Dudley can be a good action
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Lake Tetonka Fishing Reports

December 13, 2013
[quote=palisade1kid]I hit em pretty good last weekend [/quote] :) heya Keith! Good luck up north this weekend
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December 13, 2013
I hit em pretty good last weekend
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Lake Washington Fishing Reports

January 31, 2013
Gonna take a buddy and his 2 daughters out to washington sat. can anyone tell me how the ice is from westwood to bakers? still driving out there? its been a while since ive been there, also are the panfish still in bakers? i realize its the big bobber contest so i hope bakers isnt too crazy. thanks
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January 27, 2013
I headed out to Washington yesterday, fished from 8:00 til 5:00. Managed to get a nice limit of bluegills and a few crappies mixed in. Blue ant tipped with a waxie was the hot lure. I can't remember a year when the ice fishing has been as good. Access are in great shape and haven't seen any vehi
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