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What's been biting in Winona lately? I'm going to be down there for the holiday weekend and want to get out more than a few times. Was thinking of trying Lake Winona for some bass but also would like to find some walleyes, northerns and catfish on the river. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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I was at the airport lake this morning, with little luck for bass! caught a few in the lilly pads, using frogs. But there was alot of boats out there! A guy said they are catching crappies on minnows there. Haven't tried for any cats or eye's lately. But guys were getting walleyes on leeches earlier! Smallies should be on the rocks too! Good luck.

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We went out this morning looking for some cats on the river. We put in down at the east end boat harbor. We were the 2nd boat there when we put in at 5:45 when we left at 10 there were about 10 trailers there. No luck for cats, which is what we were after. I did manage to hook a 1 lb bass and a 5 lb northern on a topwater frog bait.

Any tips for finding some cats? We were using chicken livers in areas that had produced in years past and we never even had a bite.

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I talked to a few guys a few weeks ago and they were using cut bait. Not really sure, I like fishing bass so I haven't fished for cats lately. Going out this morning again, on the river. Hopefully with better results than yesterday! Lookin for big bucket mouths! Did you happen to see the winona paper last sunday? in the outdoor section a guy caught a 41 inch mud cat out of lake winona! Monster!

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