Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Gilgamesh

West of the Metro

3 posts in this topic

Has anyone had any luck in the WMA's west of the cities? For example the Woodland WMA or GrassLake WMA off of 12. Thinking about trying these this weekend, any info would help. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I live right by Woodland. It gets hunted hard but there are birds there. You have to work for them. You'll definitiely want to try the cattails with all this snow they will probably be in there and there are LOTS of cattails. I see birds flying from private land and into there all the time but it's real work these days. Good Luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another WMA that is worth trying this time of year is Malardi WMA. It is north of 12 just outside of Montrose. The entire property is just cattails around a lake. But the whole thing is surrounded by corn fields! It is a quick hunt but it is worth hitting late in the season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • cabsav
      thanks everyone for the input, we have decided to drive and take our own kayaks for the convenience. plus we can carry more tackle.
    • smurfy
      Thanks. So it hasn't changed much then. Still might go give it a whirl!
    • live4chrome
      If you haven't read it yet, a couple of slobs are about to ruin it for the rest of us. Pick up your garbage and respect private property. The land owners who allow access to the lower sucker river are about to shut it down because they are so fed up with it. http://minnesotasteelheader.blogspot.com
    • Rick G
      With the wind being fairly strong today I opted to hit the back waters of Little Rock. Have done goid there in yrs past.... so I figured it would be worth a shot. Finding crappies was pretty easy, they were holding tight to the brush and downed trees. Finding crappies over 8inches was tough...lol.  I don't think I broke 9inches. But did manage one big carp. Guessing right around 30in, pulled me and the yak all over the lake before I got it boat side
    • Rick G
      Hit the one down by Watkins a couple times this winter. There were a lot of people that fished it this last winter. Got gills and crappies of all different sizes. If your looking for keeper size fish, other area lakes will provide better numbers. Haven't been on the other one of  in a few yrs. There were good numbers of 6-7in sunfish if I remember right.